Popular Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Upgrades
Here’s a rundown of some of the popular Vienna kitchen and bath remodeling updates many homeowners today are considering. Kitchens and bathrooms are consistently the two rooms many homeowners include on their renovation to-do lists. They’re also the spaces that can play a big role in determining the overall value of a home. If you are in the process of deciding how you want to improve one or both of these rooms in your home.
Freestanding Kitchen Features
Homeowners are moving away from the days when everything in a kitchen was relegated to standard, fixed locations. There’s more of a demand today for freestanding features such as islands or kitchen counters supported by cabriole legs. A “freestyle” look can also be created by moving common features to a center kitchen island, like the sink and dishwasher. It’s also a great way to keep interacting with guests while handling kitchen tasks.
Efficient Use of Bathroom Space
Not everyone has room for expansive double tubs, his and her cabinets, and other bathroom luxuries. But more homeowners with cozier bathrooms are discovering that smaller spaces can be just as comfortable. The trick is to make wise use of every single inch of space. Popular options include:
• Freestanding, single-person tubs
• Uniquely designed sink bowls
• Space-saving walk-in showers
• More shelving, fewer cabinets
• Floating vanities that create the illusion of extra space
Brass and Gold Fixtures
The increased use of brass and gold kitchen and bathroom fixtures is one of those trends returning from yesteryear. The reason? Mainly because of the popularity of cooler grays and neutral colors in kitchen and bathrooms in recent years. Brass or gold-toned fixtures are a perfect complement for softer-hued kitchens and bathrooms in need of contrasting color in a way that’s also functional. Brass and gold can also really standout when blended with wood countertops and used in more creative ways (e.g., a gold vent above the stove, a gold-colored sink, or brass or gold drawer handles).
Glass, Glass, and More Glass
Today the average Vienna Kitchen and Bath are increasingly full of all-things glass-related. Some homeowners are using vintage glass tiles and opaque glass on cooking surfaces. Glass can also be incorporated into a home remodeling project with translucent glass sinks, glass mosaic tiles, and an assortment of glass light fixtures.
Nifty Drawer Designs
Tired of running out of countertop for new kitchen appliances? A popular solution is to add more drawers to a kitchen. There are even microwaves that can be placed into a specially designed drawer in a lower cabinet. Drawers also allow a bustling kitchen to remain clutter-free yet highly functional.
Creative, Personalized Lighting
More homeowners are using lighting in more personalized, creative, and unexpected ways. In kitchens, for example, popular lighting solutions include under-cabinet and floor lighting. And in larger bathrooms, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to opt for a chandelier in the center of the bathroom ceiling. With vanity lighting alone, options include:
• Wall sconces
• Lighting fixtures with dimmers attached
• Light bars
• Small pendant lights
Built-In Convenience Features
In addition to saving space, built-in convenience features can make kitchens and bathrooms even more livable and multi-functional. In the kitchen, built-ins might include professional ice makers or ice beds for shrimp for homeowners with a passion for seafood, wine rack or coolers, spice holders, or knife racks. In the bathroom, you could opt for drawers with compartments for makeup or shaving supplies. You can even have a refrigerated drawer installed in the bathroom for those times when you feel like a little-chilled bubbly in the bathtub.
‘Green’ Kitchens and Bathrooms
Eco-friendly kitchen and bathroom products will always be popular with homeowners, especially millennials. The good news is that there are many ways to make your kitchen and bathroom more energy efficient and earth-friendly at the same time. Possibilities include:
• Low-flush toilets
• Energy-efficient dishwashers designed to use less water than what you would use when doing dishes by hand
• Environmentally sound flooring or wall tiles made from reclaimed materials
• Increased use of natural light (e.g., wider windows, skylights)
Regardless of your improvement plans, take comfort in knowing kitchen and bathroom makeovers consistently rank among the projects that offer the biggest return on investment for homeowners. If you need some help fine-tuning your kitchen and bath update plans, a home remodeler can discuss your options and guide you through the steps necessary to turn your ideas for your living spaces into a beautiful reality.
Vienna Kitchen and Bath
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