Trends in Home Improvement

If you are thinking of tackling a home improvement project or are buying a home and looking to renovate, here are some of the latest trends in remodeling.

Floors – Carpet, linoleum and even ceramic tile floors are being replaced by wood flooring.

  Countertops – Laminate countertops are making a comeback versus granite.  The latest European-inspired laminate counters that offer high definition texture and natural finishes are often preferred. 

Bathroom Fixtures – Bronze is the preference for bathroom fixtures such as faucets, towel bars, and shower heads. 

Paint – Flashy paint colors are out and warm colors and earth tones are in.  Homeowners are adding color with accessories instead of painting the walls bright colors. 

Outdoor Living Spaces – This is not a new trend, but is becoming more popular.  Adding an outdoor space such as a patio or deck makes the house look and feel larger. 

Green and Energy Efficient – Environment-friendly  and energy saving features include upgrading the HVAC system, windows and doors and adding more insulation as well as radiant heating, geothermal heating and solar heating. 

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