It seems like 2017 has only gotten started, and already it’s winding down. As the new year approaches, people are already planning their home renovation projects for the next year. It looks to be another big year in the home renovation industry, as more homeowners look to enhance their lifestyles, make their homes more livable, and lift the market profile of their property at the same time.
But what kind of projects will people be doing, and what kind of materials will they be using? Obviously there will be a wide spectrum of projects and decisions, but here are 3 trends we think you’ll see a lot of in 2018.
1. Hardwood floors and other natural materials
As our lifestyles have become more and more digital, people are looking for ways to make their surroundings more natural. Hardwood floors are proving to be hugely popular for this reason, even though they aren’t the cheapest or easiest type of flooring to maintain. But they do provide a warmth and natural charm that few other materials can match. Look for 2018 to be a big year for natural hardwood, exposed beams, brick, metals, and other natural materials that give interiors a sturdy, strong, natural feel.
2. Quartz countertops and stone sinks
Granite countertops have been the “gold standard” of kitchen renovation for several years, but according to many people within the home renovation industry, that trend is quickly fading. Quartz has emerged as a hugely popular alternative with its friendly price point, durability, long life, and ease-of-use. It also looks great, and is a handy way to refresh the look and feel of your kitchen. Look for quartz countertops to become even more prominent in the year ahead. Stone sinks are going to be another popular choice for kitchen renovations, as they look great and hold up extremely well over time.
3. Home bars
If you’re one of the millions of homeowners who enjoy a responsible drink now and then at home, you may have dreamt about being able to pour that drink at your very own bar. This is a luxurious yet surprisingly practical amenity, and we think it’s going to be more popular than ever in 2018. The home bar is often integrated into a den, TV room, or rec room in order to create a special atmosphere, and a room in which people are going to want to hang out and spend time. The custom-built home bar is a fantastic way to make you and your friends feel more at home. It also frees up valuable space in your kitchen!
Upgrading your interior in 2018
Following trends isn’t always the right way forward. Obviously, you have your own ideas and tastes. Any home renovator you work with should be able to solidify and enhance your ideas, while providing you with information and alternatives you might not have considered. One trend that’s definitely not going anywhere in terms of home renovation is homeowners seeking to get the best value for their money, and this is where finding a reputable interior renovation specialist is more important than ever!