Kitchen Renovation Triggers and Trends
Remodeling Trends in Denver are following suit with the rest of the country with an emphasis on versatility, individuality, and personal style.
1. People most often decide to renovate because they simply can no longer stand their existing kitchen.
This is confirmed by the findings of the 2017 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study of more than 2,700 homeowners who were renovating their kitchens, recently renovated their kitchens or were in the midst of a kitchen renovation.
2. The study found that the second most popular motivation for a kitchen renovation is finally having the financial means to do so.
If you’re anything like our prospective clients, you’re probably wondering how much a kitchen renovation might cost. The Houzz survey found that homeowners usually invest $25,001 to $50,000 in their kitchen renovation project. Nine percent of kitchen renovations required an investment of more than $100,000.
Great rooms continue to be popular, with more than half of kitchens more open to nearby rooms following renovations. Meanwhile, more than a third of renovating homeowners are increasing their kitchen size and much more are replacing major kitchen elements from countertops to flooring.
The most popular countertop materials are granite and quartz, followed by butcher block or wood slab while the most popular flooring materials are hardwood and ceramic or porcelain tile. Now, windows and doors are being replaced in more than a quarter of renovated kitchens.
Contemporary has surpassed transitional looks and is now the most popular style.
White cabinets are selected most often, followed by light, medium and then dark wood cabinets. Many of our clients are opting for built-in organizers that help to maximize the space. The most popular built-in, according to Houzz, it a pullout trash or recycling cabinet followed by cookie sheet organizers and Lazy Susans.
Under cabinet lighting is the most popular lighting upgrade in remodeled kitchens followed by installing pendant lights.
Stainless steel appliances were preferred by almost 75% of homeowners. White appliances were a distant second according to the Houzz survey.
Almost 90% of those renovating their kitchen relied on professional assistance for their kitchen renovation. If you no longer can stand the look and feel of your kitchen, please give us a call at (303) 300-4400 Denver or (303) 688-8279 Castle Rock or visit one of our two kitchen and bath showrooms. We have the recipe to not only help you realize your dreams for the most important room in your home but also to assist in helping you live a healthier and happier lifestyle.
TECH FRIENDLY HOME DESIGN
Denver has always been a techie place to live from the Denver Tech Center to Boulder so adding in these new U-Socket wall plugs with two built-in USB ports that will power all your Apple and gaming devices, digital cameras and tablets are a must in 2016.
Going green and integrating technology
Technology has changed the world and the home is no exception. Energy Star-rated kitchen appliances are key – compare the operational cost savings that these appliances offer to traditional models for a true picture of how going green can save you money (don’t forget the possible tax breaks). Today’s smart home features Wi-Fi enabled appliances that relay maintenance information to both the homeowner and the manufacturer and green technologies throughout the home design including low-E windows, dual flush toilets, and low-flow faucets.
Blend Multiple Generations Under One Roof
Having a second kitchen area for aging parents or boomerang children is something to think about for your next remodel. Check with your real estate agent for ideas on what kind of a return on your investment this can bring.
Having home designs that are multi-generational and accessible is a current trend.
It is expected that by 2017, design features including zero-step entries and showers, widened door and hallways, multi-level cabinets and non-slip flooring will be commonplace in the average home. These features will be very important for people who choose to “age in place”, preferring to remain at home rather than move to a nursing facility, as well as for families that blend multiple generations under one roof.
BUILT IN APPLIANCES
This award-winning kitchen above shows a built-in stainless steel cappuccino maker and microwave integrated into this semi-custom kitchen design from Crystal Cabinets.
SELECTING STYLING YOU’LL LOVE TODAY… AND TOMORROW
Today’s styling trends favor “less is more” aesthetics, emphasizing clean lines and simpler moldings with carefully selected accents offering personalization. Common ways to accomplish this style include:
Popular granite countertops partnered with butcher block, stainless steel and other surfaces in a variety of thicknesses, each selected for a specific task
Backsplashes comprised of glossy ceramic, porcelain or glass tile in either subtle or bold color combinations – sometimes even a combination of both.
Natural flooring materials such as ceramic, stone, hardwood and cork, along with reclaimed and distressed wood finishes in wider, hand scraped planks. Colors range from gray and charcoal to bone and espresso.
What trends are you noticing in your friend’s homes in the Rocky Mountain Region? Connect with us via social media to chat.