home renovation LongmontA survey of data, photos, articles and designer interviews on the popular design website Houzz revealed some clear forerunners for colors, materials and ideas most likely to appear in home renovations during 2018. If you are planning a home renovation this year, the design experts at KBC Remodeling Services in Longmont will take advantage of these newest ideas yet ensure your new space will stand the test of time.

Predicted Home Renovation Trends for 2018

  1. Chopping & Baking Stations– Did you know that chopping, rolling and other repetitive motions are better performed at a level a few inches below the standard countertop height? If you spend a lot of time baking or making time-consuming recipes, a dedicated lower station a the end of an island will make your time in the kitchen much more enjoyable.
  2. Antibacterial Materials– A clear standout at the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings were new built-in antibacterial surfaces. For example, K-Life technology uses a semiconductor to enhance light reaction (a process called photocatalysis) to kill bacteria and even break up air pollutants!
  3. Wallpaper-like Tile– Another notable trend at the exhibition was tile that looks like wallpaper- the combination of durability and elaborate patterns appeals to many homeowners. Also, fish-scale backsplashes are edging out the go-to subway tile for a still classic look with just a bit more movement.
  4. Hidden Range Hoods– In expansive kitchens, a range hood has room to become a focal point but in smaller spaces a bulky protrusion may make the area feel cramped. Hiding the hood behind cabinetry keeps the aesthetic streamlined and allows other features to shine, such as beautiful backsplash tile.
  5. Varied Fixture Finishes– Matte black is replacing satin brass as the more popular choice for fixtures in both kitchens and bathrooms because it complements a lot of other materials and is extremely durable. Concrete, stone, copper and granite composite sinks are also being opted for more often than white and stainless steel nowadays.

Whether your style is contemporary, traditional or eclectic, there are new developments in technology and design that will enhance your home renovation- call the team at KBC Remodeling Services of Longmont to get started today!