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Your kitchen and bathroom are two rooms in the home that get used most often. Guests and family alike will frequent these areas, so it’s important you have them looking their best, regardless of their size.
Whether your old bathroom or kitchen needs a quick update to refresh the look, or you’re planning a complete remodel, you’ll want to see what’s trending in 2017 before you begin.
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As the heart of the home, a kitchen is an area that should be welcoming and functional. If you have an outdated kitchen, you may be considering a kitchen remodel this year. While it has larger costs upfront, it can have a great impact on the ROI for your home. The average cost to remodel a kitchen is $18,727, with most homeowners spending between $12,986 and $21,306. Materials tend to be the costliest items when it comes to a kitchen remodel.
However, if you’re just looking to make a few changes, there are plenty of DIY options to update your kitchen quickly. Whatever you decide, be sure your kitchen incorporates a few 2017 kitchen trends.
Black & White
If you’re looking for a kitchen color trend that will stick around, black and white is your answer. This clean and timeless style is impacting kitchens this year in a big way. White walls and cabinetry with black hardware are perfect ways to get this look. The best news about this trend is its versatility. As kitchen décor trends change, you can easily incorporate the look.
If there’s one room in the house where innovation has changed the way we use it, it’s the kitchen. From connected cooking to smart appliances, there seems to be a gadget for everything in the kitchen. Incorporate some of the new kitchen technologies this year and create a more connected home. Here are a few you may find useful:
- Genican is a garbage can that scans barcodes as you throw them away, adding those items to your digital grocery list.
- The Smart Crock Pot is connected to WeMo home automation so you can control temperature and cook time from your smart phone.
- Various oven brands now have features allowing you to control settings from your smartphone.
- Whirlpool now offers a dishwasher model that connects to Amazon Dash that will order detergent refills when needed.
This year’s home décor colors are bold and you can incorporate them in your kitchen. If you’re planning to update your kitchen sink this year, think colorful. Kitchen sinks in bright colors are hot this year and it’s a perfect way to add a bit of color to the room.
If your New Year’s resolution is to finally clean the clutter from your home, this year’s minimalistic trend may motivate you to stick to it! Get rid of old accessories and hide appliances you don’t use every day. Choose your countertop décor wisely and keep these elements small and sleek. Organize your kitchen this year for functionality to keep clutter away.
Like the kitchen, your bathroom is a place where function takes center stage. However, it can also be a place of luxury and a retreat away from the world. If you have an outdated bathroom, you may not be using this space to its full potential. A remodel can change that. The average cost to remodel a bathroom is $7,920 with most homeowners spending between $6,037 and $9,001.
If you’re ready to fall in love with your bathroom again, here are a few bathroom trends you should incorporate this year.
If your home is focused on going green, these are updates you need to make. Considering eco-friendly features is one of the first steps you can take in your bathroom. After all, plenty of water is used here. From water-saving toilets to showerheads that limit the amount of water you use, there are new technologies available that will help you save money and resources. Look for features that have the WaterSense label for assurance that the product meets EPA guidelines.
While bathroom cabinets are still an important part of the room, some homeowners are turning to unconventional storage options that add to the overall décor of the room. Dressers, wine racks and open shelving double as a spot to hang towels, extra toiletries and more. Surprise your guests by repurposing something old in the bathroom.
For those who plan to refresh the bathroom this year with a coat of paint, think calm and relaxing. This year’s hot bathroom colors are light hues, such as lavender, pastel purple and soft shades of gray. They certainly set the mood for relaxation and tranquility for anyone entering, as well as making it easy to decorate with natural accessories.
Tile no longer has to be flat. In 2017, three-dimensional tile will be hot. Three-dimensional tile adds texture and is visually appealing in the bathroom. Consider using this style of tile in your shower or as a backsplash in your bathroom. Stick with neutral colors that can reflect the unique design.
Make 2017 the year to create the kitchen and bathroom you'll want to show off. Utilize a few of these ideas to transform your look for the new year.
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