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Matt Sneller of Sneller Custom Homes & Remodeling, along with interior designer Cindy Aplanalp-Yates from Chairma Design Group, updated and brightened this home. Reclaimed doors and ceiling treatments complement high-end custom cabinetry designs and sleek stainless steel and glass shelving. The Herringbone wood floors throughout the first floor are one-of-a-kind. The double islands in the kitchen add the luxury the homeowners desired. Kallista faucets and sinks, Thermador appliances, custom cabinets by Accent Cabinets. PHOTO – Brad Carr, B-Rad Photography

Latest Trends For Updating The Heart Of The Home

Keeping current with trends in home remodeling is one of the many services members of the Remodelers Council can provide for homeowners – especially when it comes to the kitchen.

“A lot of things have stayed on the kitchen hot list for a while, but a few new things are becoming trendy,” Kevin Vick, owner of Vick Construction & Remodeling, said. “Among them is honing in on how to integrate the dining and living areas.”

Making the right choices when updating the kitchen makes the space more functional and visually appealing, and leads to a higher resale value, he said. Here are a few of today’s most popular options.

 

CONCENTRATE ON COUNTERTOPS

Clients are moving away from granite, opting for man-made materials.

“Many clients request countertops that are hard and dense, yet beautiful,” Vick said. “People go with solid colors, or something that mimics natural stone.” He said he also gets requests for huge islands with eat-in bar tops.

Stephen McNiel, founder of Creative Property Restoration Inc., has noticed a movement toward engineered materials. “Customers love the durability and antimicrobial properties of these types of countertops,” he said. “Everyone loves marble, but not the potential for staining – and with these new products, it’s really hard to tell the difference.”

 

KEEP IT BRIGHT

Homeowners are sticking to white cabinets, light-colored walls and more lights. Sherry Pruitt, owner of Whodid It Designs, said clients want light and an open space with a lot of flow.

“Adding lights is another popular – and affordable – change,” she said. “People are realizing they have many options, such as including LEDs, which add warmth and brightness.”

McNiel agrees that LEDs are another change that has taken off. “You can add them to narrow spots, under cabinets, or showcase a backsplash,” he said.

 

GET TECH-Y

Homeowners want home-automation devices that control everything. “Now, switches all around the house can be operated with an iPhone,” Vick said. “And touchless faucets are very popular for home chefs.”

 

CABINETS THAT ELIMINATE CLUTTER

Customers are always interested in storage solutions. In addition to trash bins that roll out from behind cabinets and lazy Susans that pull out from corner cabinets, Vick said clients often request cabinets around a refrigerator to make it look like a built-in.

 

FINE FINISHES FOR EVERYTHING  

Most clients request a natural-looking finish. McNiel said most of his clients want wood floors through the first floor. “Houses are so open these days that there aren’t different floors in different rooms,” he said.

Pruitt agrees that people want wood, engineered wood or tiles that look so much like wood they can’t tell the difference.

Vick predicts copper sinks will be this year’s major kitchen trend. It’s not just about functional, he said; people are drawn to the warm tone of these artistic centerpieces.

With many options available for kitchens, guidance from a professional can make a major difference in the remodeling process as well as the finished result. Calling the GHBA’s Remodelers Council is a good place to start.

 

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Matt Sneller of Sneller Custom Homes & Remodeling, along with interior designer Cindy Aplanalp-Yates from Chairma Design Group, updated and brightened this home. Reclaimed doors and ceiling treatments complement high-end custom cabinetry designs and sleek stainless steel and glass shelving. The Herringbone wood floors throughout the first floor are one-of-a-kind. The double islands in the kitchen add the luxury the homeowners desired. Kallista faucets and sinks, Thermador appliances, custom cabinets by Accent Cabinets. PHOTO – Brad Carr, B-Rad Photography

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Remodel by Matt Sneller of Sneller Custom Homes & Remodeling, and interior designer Cindy Aplanalp-Yates from Chairma Design Group, features a wood island and a full caterer’s kitchen. Awards: 2016 TAB Star Awards: Remodeler-Best Whole House Renovation – $500K – $1M.

Features in Sneller kitchen remodel include a pull-out knife drawer,
a chip-free storage drawer for china and a pull-out dining station for pets.

PHOTOS – Brad Carr, B-Rad Photography

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This updated kitchen, by Rob Hellyer of Premier Remodeling and Construction, stays true to its contemporary style by utilizing modern tile, cabinet and lighting options. The colorful turquoise backsplash features subway tiles laid in a chevron pattern; the cabinets are sleek, dark Zebrawood and provide a perfect contrast to the white tile floor; and the pendant lights bring a cool, modern vibe. Appliances are Thermador and Ventahood; cabinets by Accent Cabinetry; backsplash tile by Heath Ceramics; floor tile is Emser Perspective “Pure Dove”; sink by Kohler; faucet by Delta; pendant lights provided by gindesigns; and countertops are Viatera “Ultra White” fabricated by Stone Evolution.

 

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Traditional kitchen remodel by John Gillette with Craftsmanship by John creates an open, elegant atmosphere with marble countertops and backsplashes unmarred by electrical outlets, which are tucked away under the cabinets. (Below) Features include a hidden spice rack, elegant plumbing fixtures and a pull-out recycling drawer.

 

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Montrose remodel by Vick Construction & Remodeling, Inc. opens the existing kitchen and lets in the light. The beautiful hardwood floors and window trim were constructed from reclaimed material from 1920s homes. New appliances, subway tile on the back splash and natural stone countertops update the kitchen.

Montrose remodel, by Kevin Vick with Vick Construction & Remodeling, opens the existing kitchen and lets in the light. The hardwood floors and window trim were constructed from reclaimed material from 1920s homes. New appliances, subway tile on the back splash and natural stone countertops update the kitchen.

 

KITCHEN TRENDS


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