Get Inspired with the Latest Home Design Trends

Are you planning a kitchen renovation or a bathroom remodel?  The kitchen and bath design trends for 2015 may be the inspiration you need to get started.

The latest trends for bathrooms draw inspiration from nature, and feature larger showers, freestanding tubs, and more.

Natural Calm: there is a continuing movement toward creating a soothing environment in your bathroom.  Incorporating natural materials, colors inspired by nature, and more can help create a warm, calm oasis in your home.  Likewise, there is a growing trend toward eco-friendly designs that promote sustainable living.  This can easily be accomplished by incorporating recycled and reclaimed materials into your design, such as reclaimed wood, which also creates an eye catching focal point.

Supersized Shower: showers have been getting bigger and more open, both as a fully open shower style or a glass-enclosed shower, sometimes at the expense of the bathtub.  This larger shower style lends itself to a spa-worthy experience, and can even be designed with individualized showerheads to accommodate more than one person.

Freestanding Bathtub: where a tub still has a place in your bathroom design, the standalone variety are in high demand as they make a statement and set the mood for your bathroom. To get the look of the freestanding tub with the benefit of accessible storage, position the tub near a wall or in an alcove and include a built-in niche.

The gray color scheme is still rising in popularity, but may be seen this year offset by a splash of color and highlighted with a dramatic lighting design.

Kitchen design trends aim to elevate the tone of the kitchen to reflect its central role in the modern home.  As we spend more time in the kitchen, designs must reflect the multiple roles of this room and transform it into more than just a utilitarian space where we prepare food.

Make it Transitional: this combination of modern and traditional design elements has the effect of warming up a sleek, contemporary design or of toning down a more traditional, ornate design.  This can be accomplished by mixing materials such as stainless steel and wood, through choices in color combinations, or by mixing the clean lines of contemporary pieces with more intricate, traditional ones. 

Update your Cabinetry: the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home, and it represents an investment in both your quality of life and the value of your home.  Treat it like the center of home life by including furniture style cabinetry that makes the kitchen into a welcoming, attractive space for everyday use and entertaining guests.  This could include using furniture style cabinetry for all of your kitchen cabinets or perhaps just for the island.

Add in Textures: you stimulate all of the senses in the kitchen with the smell and taste of food, the sound of family and friends, and more.  Add to this the sense of touch by incorporating beautiful materials such as natural wood, engineered stone, and other textured materials.

Color your Day:  although neutral colors such as white and grey are still very popular for kitchens, adding in a new color can update your design and change the mood of this space.  Black has become more popular and can be incorporated into your cabinetry, countertop and more.  A vibrant color, particularly those inspired by nature, can breathe new life into your kitchen when you incorporate colored cabinets, backsplash, or even just a colorful accent wall.

There are so many ways to update your bathroom or kitchen, and the latest design trends are a great place to find your inspiration.  Contact us today to find out more.