If you’re looking to give your home an update that’s on trend, you may be wondering what exactly is hot right now. When you’re consulting with local contractors and builders, you should keep the following decor and home remodeling trends in mind for 2018.
Deep, Intense Colors
You can see these colors such as a deep indigo or a bright turquoise, on your walls, in your furniture, and in your decor. This color trend is reflected in Pantone’s color for 2018 is Ultra Violet, a deep, rich purple. Bringing in a pop of color into a room can easily transform it.
Rose gold has been on trend for a while, but you should also consider brass and other metals—even mixing them up. A brass mirror, some new metallic light fixtures, or metallic tables can bring a little more shine into your home without a big price tag.
An Earthier Kitchen
Although you may be wanting to bring some shine into your home, kitchens in 2018 are on trend to have more earthy, matte materials, especially with sinks. So no more gleaming white and bright stainless steel. Think instead granite, concrete, copper, and stone. Concrete in general is becoming more popular as a decorative alternative (e.g., your kitchen counters).
A More Accessible Home
On a larger scale, another trend for 2018 is making homes more accessible for people with disabilities as well as for seniors who choose to age in place. Consider widening doors and hallways, which can allow wheelchairs and scooters to move more easily.
Building Out the Basement
Even if you may have older people living in your home, there’s been a trend of multiple generations living together. So an older relative may not need a more accessible house just yet, but she may need her own space. One direction to go is to have a mother-in-law suite with its own full kitchen and bathroom.
Another option may be to have a luxury basement—where a basement as the same perks as being upstairs in your home. Again, this could involve another kitchen and a full bathroom. You could turn the space into a media room or home theater.
Adding on a Mudroom or Enclosed Patio
Room additions are usually a good investment, such as adding on a mudroom—where kids can store their dirty shoes and clothes before they enter the house. If you have kids who are athletes or into strenuous hobbies, this addition can be quite helpful. A mudroom can also act as another storage room.
Remodeling your home will not only give it a needed aesthetic lift, but when it’s time to sell your home, you can gain a significant return on your investment. If you’re building your dream home or looking into room additions in San Diego, you’ll want to have the best custom home builders in the business help to create your vision. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your 2018 home remodeling project.