Even in this down economy, a kitchen remodel is the best way to get a return on your investment. However, to make a profit on your remodel, you need to stay current with the trends of what customers want and are willing to spend money to get. Luckily, the trends that you can expect for the entire country are relevant to the Tri-State area also. Here is a list of the top five trends for kitchen remodeling:
1. Minimalist Designs
Do not spend money on flashy or impressive designs this year. Buyers want more gadgets and less intricate detail. Crisp lines and easy-to-clean surfaces are the most economical choice for what buyers are looking for in the coming years.
2. Built-in Appliances
Built-in or invisible appliances are hot this year. This is especially true for the stainless-steel, built-in coffee maker that is set right into a cabinet. While it may seem risky and unnecessary, it is sure to impress any prospective buyers. Along with this trend you can get a significant return on your investments with invisible refrigerators and warming trays.
3. Rethink your Cabinetry
Creativity is valued more than convention these days with a wide variety of options. Floating cabinet units are popular as well as sliding, semi-translucent glass doors. Furthermore, you can’t go wrong with cabinets made out of “green” or recycled material such as aluminum.
4. Lighting as Ambiance
When you think about kitchen lighting, you may think ‘the more light, the better’ but you would be mistaken. Unless you have no natural light at all coming into your kitchen, go with complementary sconces, accent lighting, and decorative lighting instead. This creates a more cozy feeling to your kitchen instead of a garish whitewash feeling.
5. Mixed Countertops with Inlays
While granite and marble will always remain a favorite countertop material, others are becoming just as popular. The quickest growing trend is to mix countertop materials. You can do this by having one section stainless steel while the rest is marble or wood. Sealed concrete with glass accents and quartz are also very popular. Inlays are becoming a hot trend this year and will continue in the next couple of years. Try putting a pastry slab or butcher block into your countertop.
Kitchens have and will most likely always be the most cost-effective remodeling choice when trying to attract buyers. Whether you live in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, or in another part of the country, there is no reason why you can’t make money off of your spring remodeling project with these five easy trends.