There’s no shortage of ideas – or imagination – when it comes to home remodeling but how about barely-there kitchens & two-toned cabinets.
Yea, it seems fashion styles can influence home remodeling styles. And why not? Why shouldn’t your remodeled home make as much of a statement as does fashion? Wear your home with enthusiasm and grace!
At least those seems to be the themes running through some suggested remodeling trends compiled by Mitchell Parker, Houzz editorial staffer, who took some time to sort through some of the various postings on the popular home social network. (And, yea, we’re on Houzz, too. Come find us!)
“The modern home is always evolving,” Parker wrote in a recent post, explaining some of the trends he sees as he reviews Houzz submissions.
“Keep upper cabinets white or neutral for a clean, timeless feel, then go crazy with the lower cabinets by playing with various wood tones and deeper colors to take your kitchen in two different style directions,” he suggested about two-toned cabinets, as an example.
And the “barely-there” kitchen?
“As kitchen layouts become more open, spatial identifiers like walls of cabinetry and full-size appliances fade away, leaving behind airy, fluid spaces that serve multiple functions while looking barely there,” Parker wrote.
And if that’s not enough for you, how about:
The return of the formal dining room.
“For homeowners who entertain frequently, a designated space for gathering for special meals isn’t negotiable, and they’re pouring attention into these rooms,” Parker insists.
“Steam ovens (like the one in the photo) promise to cook food more thoroughly and healthily than microwaves; warming drawers give cooks a little wiggle room to deliver hot meals to family and guests; induction cooktops save space and are safer for homes with young kids; and kimchi refrigerators offer fans of the popular Korean condiment a chance to make their own at home,” Parker notes.
Statement mirrors in bathrooms along with, yes, bidets!
“So long, medicine cabinets. Hello, statement mirrors,” he pens. “Think large wood-framed beauties, backlit modern marvels and ornate vintage gems that boost style in a bathroom.”
He acknowledges the separate bidet in a bathroom never really found a place in American homes but insists that is changing as manufacturers start creating toilets with bidets built in.
“According to Houzz data, 5 percent of renovated master bathrooms now include bidets,” Parker reveals.
Family rooms sans any high-tech gadgets or distractions.
“With so much screen time throughout the day and night, homeowners are looking for a calm respite where they can read a book, chat with friends and family or just sit quietly,” Parker says.
Attention seeking bedrooms.
“A can of paint will certainly transform the look and feel of a bedroom, but to take the sanctuary to the next level, you’re going to need bolder ideas,” he suggests by way of rustic wood in a contemporary bedroom.
You can read Parker’s other ideas and suggests for home remodeling trends in his full piece on Houzz: