Home improvement is a worthwhile investment, but not all renovations are created equal. Sure, a swimming pool would be nice, but it doesn’t necessarily add a lot of value to your home. Between the maintenance costs and the fact that a pool isn’t always a strong selling point for buyers, you may as well have poured money into a hole.
If you want a project that truly adds more value and utility to your home, you’re better off investing in a kitchen remodeling project. In fact, according to a 2014 report by Remodelling magazine, you can recoup up to 82.7% percent of your investment, making it well worth the money you put into it.
If it’s been a while since you last updated your kitchen, here are some big design trends for 2016 that you should know about.
When Pantone announced that its colors of the year were Rose Quartz and Serenity, it wasn’t hard to predict that soft, muted colors would be the hottest hues in 2016. For those looking to renovate their kitchen, the same rule applies. Some of the colors to consider include charcoal gray, pale blue, and tinted white. With all the cooking you’ll do, these serene colors will definitely make your kitchen a more relaxing place to be in.
If you’ve been flipping through recent home design magazines, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of kitchens are sporting open shelves these days. And why not? Not only does this storage option allow easy access to plates, herbs, and other kitchen essentials, they also show off the nice collection you have. It also creates a light, open feel to your kitchen and helps you save a bit of money too.
Since muted hues are the “in” colors this year, homeowners are turning to other parts of their kitchens for a bit of flair. Case in point: metallic finishes. Indeed, the ‘80s are having a bit of comeback in 2016, as evidenced by the interest in all things shiny. But this time, that sought-after sheen is more tasteful, eschewing the plasticky look of the ‘80s for a more natural luster of copper, bronze, and brass.
Now that you’re familiar with a few of the prevalent design trends for the year, you can proceed with confidence with your kitchen remodeling project. To make your vision come to life, however, make sure to work only with trusted contractors specializing in Atlanta kitchen remodeling projects, such as Sterling Works Kitchen & Bath remodeling.
9 Kitchen Trends To Watch For In 2016, forbes.com