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Remodel Trends 2018

Kitchen Open Floor Plan

Remodel Trends 2018

Remodel Trends 2018

Remodel Trends 2018 – Thanks to generational changes, economic improvement and good-old fashioned necessity, contractors say they expect an uptick in remodeling projects this year. And they foresee quite a few old standbys remaining trendy even as new developments affect the market.    –   Contractors say economic improvements will drive a big year.  Contact Plano Texas Handyman at 214-507-3415 to discuss your remodel for 2018 or visit our website for a complete list of all our capabilities.  Remodel Trends 2018

Read on to learn about some of the most important remodeling trends for 2018.

Economic improvements boost remodeling business – Veteran remodelers say they’re seeing more and bigger projects come along. Based on last year, there seems to be a lot of money freeing up and people doing remodeling projects and major additions.  Either that, or people have been holding off on projects so long that they don’t have a choice but to do them.

Kitchen Open Floor PlanOpen spaces and changes in family dynamic — whether millennial’s moving back in with parents or elderly people moving in with their adult children — drive current remodeling trends.  Whatever the case, the work is humming along, and the companies that get the most business are often the ones that offer the least hassle.  Remodel Trends 2018

People are really looking for one-stop shopping, Folks are so busy with their professions that they’re looking for somebody to really run the job from beginning to end, be their consultant and work with them. So people really appreciate design-build shops such as ours.

Generational changes drive universal design
As Baby Boomers and Generation X get older, they see their family structure expanding in both directions. They frequently move elderly parents into their homes to more easily take care of them, and college graduates are more often returning home and remaining in place longer.

We have families who want to expand in place and not move, and they’re looking to increase the space, and we’re seeing a lot of in-law suites for folks bringing their parents home to care for them.  Remodel Trends 2018

In-law suites, such as this basement converted into a parent’s apartment, are becoming popular as more parents move back in with their adult children.  With these generational changes, universal design principles, which focus on accessibility and ease of use, have come to the forefront of remodeling. Elements of universal design include critical facilities such as bathrooms and bedrooms on the first floor to avoid climbing stairs, adding accessories such as handrails to make everyday tasks easier, and wider doorways to accommodate wheelchairs or other assistive equipment. Taken together, universal design principles help occupants of a wide range of age and ability levels remain in their homes as long as possible.

Walk-in showers are among the hottest bathroom trends in 2017.  Kitchen and bathroom remodeling trends remain popular.  Kitchens and bathrooms remain the center of many popular remodeling projects, and contractors see no change in that trendline. But within those tasks, different components come to the forefront.

Were seeing a move away from bathtubs.  Large walk-in showers are very popular now, almost every upgrade we do is going to walk-in showers. People don’t use tubs anymore, and they appreciate the convenience. Walk-in showers have a cleaner, more sterile look.  Remodel Trends 2018

In kitchens and bathrooms alike, whites and shades of gray are the color tones of the year. White is definitely making a strong comeback.  White subway tiles, white flooring, white cabinets. It’s a very retro, very clean look. What’s old is new again.

Also strong is luxury vinyl tile, or LVT, as a major trend in the future. It’s been used commercially for some time and recently entered the residential market.  LVT is extremely durable, very thin, and virtually indestructible. It can look like tiles or wood. The product itself is a little more expensive than other materials, but installation is cheaper, which brings the price competitive with other materials.

White and gray furnishings and open spaces are among the major remodeling trends of 2018. Granite and quartz countertops dominate kitchens, Kitchen and bathroom remodelers say quartz countertops have skyrocketed in popularity, and they don’t foresee that slowing down.

Quartz has become very popular, more so than ever, it’s a major product for us. It just seems to be the choice of customers, and manufacturers are constantly developing new styles and designs of quartz.

Quartz remains a more expensive choice, granite has moved into less expensive projects. Everyone wants some sort of stone top rather than laminate, even in the lower-income market.  It’s worth their investment. You’d be amazed how many places we’re installing granite.

The biggest trend in kitchen remodeling, according to expert contractors, is home automation which remains a hot topic, especially as improving technology brings the price lower and in reach of more and more homeowners who are mulling remodeling projects. Home automation has become very popular, usually in conjunction with other remodeling projects, it’s one of the most popular things out there right now. In fact, new technologies drive many changes ranging from HVAC systems you can program from your phone to minor improvements in convenience. Ward notes he installs many USB outlets and LED light bulbs in major remodeling jobs.  Remodel Trends 2018

Home AutomationHome automation, once the domain of the well-off, is moving into the budget range of many homeowners. Although even a few years ago, home automation was a “Jetsons”-style dream out of reach of all but the most affluent clients, the technology has moved into many price ranges since then. Those higher-end products aren’t always in people’s budgets.  But they’re making a lot of them now that have the same features but are aimed at a budget market.”

Because of this dizzying array of options, we advise customers to carefully do their homework. Having all these materials available at your disposal is a big advantage, but it can be overwhelming, we provide as much information as we can, but consider doing legwork to familiarize yourself with your options. See what’s available out there!  Remodel Trends 2018

Contact Plano Texas Handyman at 214-507-3415 to discuss your remodel for 2018 or visit our website for a complete list of all our capabilities.  Remodel Trends 2018

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