If you’re planning to remodel your home in 2019, you might want to think about the top trends that are predicted to redefine the market in the new year. After all, trends have a habit of impacting what the materials and features you want to include in your home. This could range from the type of home decor that is available for purchase, down to popular wood options for your floor or kitchen table.
It’s expected that the home remodeling industry will continue to grow by 2% each year through 2025. Whether you’re updating your home for aesthetic preferences, or you want to replace worn-out surfaces for your renters, here are some trends you might see in 2019.
Black is the new black
Dark colors are making a comeback in the new year, especially as more families want to hide scrapes and scuffs from small children and family pets. As such, you might see plenty of white countertops available to contrast the surplus of dark oak and black kitchen cabinets.
But that’s not all; forest green and navy walls are expected to dominate in 2019. When you’re looking for a variety in paint colors, you may witness a lot dark, moody tones for home remodelers who hope to create a calming and serene setting in their living rooms and bedrooms.
Back to baths
According to Houzz, almost 80% of homeowners and remodelers are planning to reinvent their bathrooms with a feature bathtub. This includes 69% of remodelers hoping to install a soaking tub, including freestanding tubs positioned in prominent locations in the bathroom.
This is so desired by remodelers in 2019, that many homeowners are willing to steal extra space from closets and even bedrooms to form a bigger bathroom.
Sustainability has been at the forefront of most homeowners’ minds and this trend will continue to permeate design options in 2019. For example, it’s estimated that a debris buildup in the ductwork of your HVAC system can lead to a 42% loss in efficiency, thereby wasting power and costing you more. To promote sustainability, homeowners are making necessary repairs and sourcing materials from eco-friendly businesses.
Other homeowners may even opt for solar options and recycled materials.
As tech becomes more involved in our lives, every facet of our home is affected. This includes AI home systems, like Alexa and Google Home, but it also means that homeowners are choosing touch-screen options for an integrated home system. The luxury of controlling your security, lights, and heating from your smartphone is enough to pique anyone’s interest.
This is also becoming a huge draw for potential renters. Though any home remodel will look good for a potential investment, this kind of tech integration might put you above the rest. It’s estimated that 2,654 people enter the rental market each day. When you’re trying to get a leg up on the competition, remodeling your space may be your best bet.
Finished basements aren’t going anywhere as more homeowners desire extra space to entertain. If you want to make your finished basement an inviting location for family hangouts, try opting for whitewashed walls with wood details to brighten up an otherwise dark space.
Keep in mind that remodeling takes time and it is never as easy as it seems. While HGTV shows might say a house can be flipped in two months, it’s likely going to take you the brunt of the year to get the final results. Be sure to expect the best but plan for the worst when you engage in a remodeling project in the new year.