October 12, 2016

Looking Ahead: Home Remodeling Trends for 2017

This week I’m turning over my blog to two of Dover’s talented designers, Chika Aizu and Amy Tilow. Together, they’re weighing in on the home design and remodeling trends for the kitchen and bath that they predict will lead the way as we head into 2017.

As designers at Dover Home Remodelers, we work every day with homeowners to help them turn their home renovation ideas and vision into beautiful, functional reality. Based on that experience, we’ve compiled our forecast for home remodeling trends in 2017, from continuing design fads to new ideas or products that we expect will gain momentum in the new year.

In the kitchen:

  • The all-white kitchen continues its reign—but in a softer,
    sophisticated white tone
  • Contrast is in: Light cabinets, dark floorsKitchen Trend 2017
  • Painted cabinetry—grey is still popular (think a taupe grey as a good neutral)
  • The kitchen island treated as a piece of furniture, featured in an accent color
  • Stainless steel appliances—smudge-free and darker slate hue
  • Microwave located in base cabinet
  • Eliminating the planning desk, replaced with a coffee or wet bar, charging station with USB outlets
  • Full-height pantry cabinets to house appliances like crock pots, mixers, etc.
  • Pull-out drawers in base cabinets to maximize space
  • Wide-plank faux wood tile flooring and bamboo hardwood (eco-friendly)
  • Subway tile with glass accents
  • Quartz surfaces—more popular than granite
  • Touch faucets

In the bathroom:Bathroom Trend 2017

  • No tub—bigger shower with niches, built-in seat, semi-frameless glass doors
  • Shower tile up to the ceiling and decorative/textured tile for accent
  • Classic subway tile is still in
  • Antique brass fixtures are making a comeback; also popular are rubbed bronze and polished nickel
  • Going up: 36” high vanities, putting counters at a more comfortable height
  • Under-mount sinks and quartz countertops
  • Luxury vinyl tile or plank flooring has come a long way—and is warmer under feet during the winter

When it comes to home remodeling, it’s smart to keep up to date with the latest products, fixtures and finishes—but at the same time, our best advice is to be true to yourself. Your home should represent your personal style.

Good luck,
Chika and Amy

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