As the housing market continues to stabilize, predictions are coming in for 2016. A 2015 study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University, predicted that remodeling spending will grow from 2.4 percent to 6.8 percent in the second quarter of 2016.
According to Chris Herbert, Managing Director of the Joint Center, “Strengthening housing market conditions are encouraging owners to invest in more discretionary home improvements, such as kitchen and bath remodeling and room additions, in addition to the necessary replacements of worn components, such as roofing and siding.”
So, if you are considering a remodel in 2016, read this blog for some inspiration.
We mentioned that home owners will probably focus on kitchen, bathrooms and other worn components of their home when remodeling. Here are some of the trends expected to be popular in 2016:
Open Things Up. If you’re dealing with a smaller kitchen, Market Wired recommends eliminating large overhead cabinets to make a kitchen feel larger. Replace the overhead cabinets with simple, open storage.
Add an Eye-Catching Backsplash. Use your backsplash as a way to express your personality. Don’t be afraid to try colors that pop or textures that are unique. A few future backsplash trends include stone and stainless steel.
Add Creative Lighting. Lighting is something that many people forget about, but it’s one of the biggest elements that can transform a space. Find unique lighting that matches your style and go for it!
Find a Focal Point. Whether it’s your shower or your freestanding tub, find a statement piece to be the focal point in your bathroom.
Incorporate Metallics. Any time you update your hardware it can transform a space. Designers are predicting that oil-rubbed bronze and brushed nickel will be the top metal choices in 2016.
Add Technology. Think about sprucing up your morning routine by adding a water-resistant music player to your bathroom.
The Bigger the Better. Natural light is always a nice addition to any room. A popular trend is to integrate larger windows into home concepts.
Add a Splash of Color. Many home owners keep it simple and go with a white or off-white window color. White will continue to be popular but branching out isn’t too scary. Brighter colors are expected to be trendier in 2016.
Functionality is Key. Find out what kind of functionality you want to add to your home. Double-hung windows will continue to be a popular choice, but large casement windows will also start making their way to the top of designer’s lists.
Tip: Avoid bare windows by adding unique window treatments! At Dannenmueller Blinds, Shutters, and Closets, we carry window treatments that will fit your design vision and lifestyle.