Trends in the way homes are designed, built, and remodeled are continuously changing. We’ve complied a list of popular design trends for 2016 to help give you ideas for your Atlanta remodeling project. There are many ways these trends can be incorporated in your home renovation.
Upgrading Old Homes
One trend that made its mark in 2015 and is still continuing strong is the passion to fix and remodel older homes. For many homeowners, upgrading and customizing their current homes is a better option than having to deal with the expense and the hassle of home shopping and moving.
Another trend continuing into 2016 is using higher quality products in homes built with much less square footage in comparison to homes in the past. From fixtures to staircases to highly efficient systems and more, homeowners are enjoying the style, the functionality, and the efficiency these homes have to offer.
Aging in Place
Aging in Place is a trend becoming quite popular and focuses on making a home safe and comfortable for individuals off all ages. This can include everything from enlarged door openings to handrails to stair lifts and much more. The possibilities are endless and a good step in planning for your future.
Are you sick of the pollution, the odor, or the trouble that comes with traditional wood-burning fireplaces? Well, upgrade to an electrical fireplace. Most of the electrical fireplaces on the market for 2016 are energy efficient and can heat up a home just as well as traditional wood-burning fireplaces. There are many designs to choose from and they can add that special touch to your home.
80’s Themed Products and Designs
Did you love the 80’s? Well, 80’s themed products and designs are now becoming quite popular this year. Items like brass fixtures, mirrored backsplashes, and high-gloss surfaces are coming back in an even more stylishness way. Many of these 80’s inspired products being used are made with a combination of different materials. This eliminates the plastic look commonly seen in many products from that time.
Crown Moldings and Finished Ceilings
If you have electrical wiring, support beams, floor joists, and pipes on your basement ceiling, adding a finished ceiling and crown moldings will not only upgrade the appearance of your home, but will keep it hazard free as well. Crown moldings also give basements with a low ceiling the illusion of being much larger than they actually are. The ceiling will look higher and your rooms will look bigger.
Storage and Shelving
Increased storage and shelving in homes with larger basements is a trend that’s becoming quite popular in 2016. In order to decrease clutter, many homeowners have chosen to add shelving systems to their basements. Shelves give a stylish look to the room and can serve as a room divider. Closets are yet another storage option that is also becoming popular this year as well. Closets are convenient because they can be built in the corners of rooms and at an inexpensive cost.
A popular trend for 2016 is turning the basement into a hobby room. Instead of using it for a storage room, many homeowners are turning their basements into family rooms, entertainment centers, and even places for specialized activities like woodworking, crafts, and exercise areas. Are you a wine lover? A basement is the perfect place for a wine tasting or storage room.
Opening Up Your Basement
Many homeowners have been merging their basements with the main floor of the home as a way to open up their living space. Not only will this make your home more enjoyable, it’ll also give the illusion that your home is much larger than it actually is. Merging your main floor and your basement can be done in a number of ways, including widening the staircases, building additional downstairs bathrooms, and making the basement a place of entertainment.