The world of Kitchen design is fun and interesting for 2019. Brushed brass is the hot new metal of the year. Its always nice to have some metal in the room and with this trend we see it on custom hood trim, small appliances, handles, hardware, outlets, and facets.
Some fun is being had with backsplashes this year with 3-D tiles, funky designs, and mixing warms with cools in your palette. We are seeing texture in our backsplashes, along with pattern and color. Besides paint a backsplash is an easy and inexpensive way to give your kitchen a fresh new look.
We are still seeing the industrial-inspired elements like concrete surfaces and raw materials such as brick, reclaimed wood, and exposed beams. This is a renewed spirit in design it means people are appreciating the beauty of how things are constructed and a growing relationship between form and function.
Wine, wine, wine. We are accommodating a great deal of wine excitement in homes from wine cellars, to built in wine rooms, home bars, and beverage centers. Wine enthusiasts love to show off their collections.
The modern Kitchen Island has taken over as the “Heart of the Home” It is the focal point of the kitchen in many designs. It has beauty, uniqueness, and function. The island performs many functions from prepping food, to serving area, to homework time and everything in between. It can be a great place for storage and organization. If I could have only one custom designed piece in my home it would be my kitchen island. This year they are exciting and fun!
Kitchen storage is fantastic and more and more products are showing up so that we truly have a place for everything and it is easy to put everything in its place. We have built in spice racks, cutlery draws, hidden storage compartments, and tray storage. I have seen the toe kicks used, side space, and drop-down racks from the ceiling. There are ways to use every nook and cranny of your space.
During 2018 we have seen a surge of shaker style cabinetry replacing the traditional styles and Shaker is not going anywhere with beautiful new colors and finishes. The newest trend is frameless European cabinets in many styles and colors. Many of these cabinets have places to organize your things built-in.
Should I remodel Now?
I was studying these statistics this morning and thought some of you would like to know what I found. Today is the first day of my blog series on Trends so here we go......
2018 COST VS VALUE REPORT
This site compares average cost for popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale in the West, South, and central U.S.
STEP 2:REGIONALWEST SOUTH CENTRAL
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL
2018 NATIONAL AVERAGES
PROJECT/ JOB COST RESALE VALUE COST RECOUPED
$49,938 $54,130$21,415 $25,76942.8% 47.6%
$41,049 $44,717$23,671 $26,76957.5% 59.9%
$78,745 $83,869$40,538 $45,75251.3% 54.6%
$17,252 $19,134$12,039 $13,42269.5% 70.1%
$57,432 $61,662$28,486 $34,63349.2% 56.2%
Deck Addition (composite)
$16,631 $17,668$9,391 $11,23955.8% 63.6%
Deck Addition (wood)
$9,771 $10,950$8,065 $9,06582.0% 82.8%
Entry Door Replacement (steel)
*$1,708 $1,471$1,159 $1,34467.9% 91.3%
Garage Door Replacement
$3,349 $3,470$2,757 $3,41180.8% 98.3%
Grand Entrance (fiberglass)
$8,381 $8,591$5,221 $5,80961.6% 67.6%
Major Kitchen Remodel
$60,164 $63,829$35,829 $37,63759.2% 59.0%
Major Kitchen Remodel
$119,796 $125,721$62,327 $67,21251.7% 53.5%
Manufactured Stone Veneer
$7,955 $8,221$7,559 $7,98693.4% 97.1%
Master Suite Addition
$115,189 $123,420$63,251 $69,80754.9% 56.6%
Master Suite Addition
$241,841 $256,229$109,070 $123,79744.8% 48.3%
Minor Kitchen Remodel
$19,630 $21,198$16,006 $17,19380.8% 81.1%
$19,463 $20,939$12,609 $14,32064.1% 68.4%
$13,920 $15,072$9,747 $11,55469.7% 76.7%
Universal Design Bathroom
$14,617 $16,393$9,622 $11,58165.9% 70.6%
Window Replacement (vinyl)
$15,410 $15,955$11,664 $11,85575.3% 74.3%
Window Replacement (wood)
$18,815 $19,391$12,793 $13,46867.6% 69.5%
The interest rates are threatening to continue rising and the fires, floods, and hurricanes are surely effecting the prices of building materials. Remodeling still adds value to your home.
There is only a slight decline, to 56.8% in 2017 from 57.9% in 2016, in the average payback for 20 common professional remodeling projects in 100 major markets. It is better to wait until a great contractor is available than to use a sub-par tradesman because you are in a hurry to get back to normal. I know it is taxing to deal with living in a temporary situation, such as, living with a friend, living in a trailer in your driveway, living upstairs while the downstairs is being remodeled, or in a hotel but believe me you will be happy if you just wait until someone who really knows what they are doing works on your project. Ultimately, the overall project with run more smoothly and quickly if you wait. You will have less costly mistakes and less items which haunt you forever that you dislike ( like cabinets that you hate, a door swinging in the opposite direction, a paint, a floor that you do not like...).
Before you ever start a remodeling project devise a solid plan. You can hire a designer to help you with floor plans, design details, and finish selections or do it yourself. Either way have a solid plan before you start.
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