Kitchen remodeling is one of the most popular projects that homeowners undertake to make their homes more comfortable and functional at the same time. It’s one of the most crucial elements of any home. With more time spent at home than ever before, it’s important that you’re up to date on trends to make your clients dream kitchen a reality. Check out these remodeling trends to help impress clients and grow your reputation.
Cabinetry & Countertops
Contrasting colors have long been a way to make adjacent elements stand out. Countertops and cabinets are no exception. Some dark granite countertops become strongly accentuated with crisp with cabinetry surrounding.
If you live around the coast, cool colors like whites, blues, and grays have always been a mainstay of kitchens. The appeal is growing, though; white kitchens especially can make space feel brighter and neater. Accenting with some color can help avoid the space from feeling like a laboratory. Gold or silver accents work well with blue and white, making your options for installing lighting fixtures and appliances bountiful.
Quartz Becoming King
For homeowners interested in high-quality countertops, consider suggesting quartz; it’ requires much less maintenance than granite. Plus, quartz lasts forever, so it gives homeowners peace of mind. Granite is becoming less popular because it can be prone to staining and discoloration. Composite countertops with a seamless transition into the sink are becoming extremely popular as well; clients like these for the ease of cleaning.
Backsplashes are a great way for homeowners to show off some creativity and style. The old subway style tiles that you’ve installed in kitchens have gone to the wayside. Today, homeowners are looking for larger tiles and slabs with unique patterns and designs. There are tons of color options available, so there’s something to fit any motif. Slab style backsplashes are becoming quite popular as an extension of countertops; quartz is a great option here. Discuss the kitchen’s overall design with the homeowner, and you’ll be sure to find a perfect option.
A Double Island
Kitchen islands became popular for homeowners in the 1970s, and since then, they’ve been a very popular project for contractors. Recently, the double island kitchen design has become prominent because of the functionality that it offers. It helps set a clear dissertation of the food preparation and dining areas. Adding an additional sink to your second island is a popular option when working with homeowners who value easy cleanup and love to cook. It also adds extra storage for the homeowners as well.
Staying current with trends is crucial as a contractor to stay competitive in your area. Homeowners are constantly scouring the internet and watching home improvement shows for inspiration on their kitchens.
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