While we’re still early into 2015 here in Florida, it’s clear that this is the year when remodeling comes into its own. Consumers are finding themselves with extra money with lowering fuel prices and resurgence of the economy. They are wisely looking to invest those finances back into their home. While the brunt of the construction year is yet to come, here’s a look at 6 popular remodeling trends heading to the Sunshine State.
- A Healthier Home
It’s a great trend as more and more consumers are investing in air purification systems and monitors throughout the house. The hands-free movement is also with the installation of sensor-activated toilets and sinks.
- A Minimalistic Home
There’s a ‘less is more’ mentality in the home that’s being seen in design trends such as the sleek modern contemporary kitchens and bathrooms.
- Gray is the Color (but not 50 shades of)
The color beige dominated 2014 but early trends are pointing towards gray being the most popular tone of 2015. Gray is subtle, easy to contrast with, and is appealing without being too overbearing.
- More metal found in Remodeling
Metal has always been a popular choice for adding accent in knobs and handles but it’s due to have a much more prominent role in remodeling and design in 2015. Mixing metals such as copper, silver and brass is this year’s popular metal trend and can be seen in lighting and fixtures, as well as cabinets and countertops.
- Bathrooms Favor Luxury Showers
Longer workdays, busier schedules and environmental considerations make luxury showers the popular choice in bathroom remodeling this year. The large bathtubs are space eaters while a walk-in shower with a privacy partition can create much more live able area. By using a unique tiling pattern and subtle lighting, the walk-in shower can be one of the biggest ROI (return on investment) boosters in the entire home.
- Remodeling Existing Homes
The biggest remodeling trend in 2015 is upgrading your current home with a renovation project instead of moving into a different space. In the past, homeowners relocated to find the features they wanted in a home, but thanks to the popularity of programs on home improvement channels such as HGTV, remodeling is now gaining popularity as an easier and more customized option.