Only in Your New Master Bath or Kitchen Remodel
Do You Know What the Hot Trends Are Today?
Why Consider a Bath or Kitchen Remodel
As I entered the home building industry in the 90’s a kitchen would be considered sub-par if it lacked stain grade cabinets. Typically these were constructed in Oak with a medium or white wash stain, 36” upper cabinets, fluted corners, and an abundance of corbels, frills, and dentil moldings.
These kitchens have held up to the test of time and still look great today. However fairly recently we have seen what seems to be a true shift in the market. As a Master Bath or Kitchen Remodel becomes increasingly popular for homeowners today, that shift is becoming more and more apparent.
Design Trends Today
Design trends and market shifts are started by our clients and interior decorators, which approach our firm with their very vivid dreams. It is then our job to make those dreams reality.
An example is the photo of a recent a bathroom remodel where the one of our clients saw a similar vanity at his gym. We were able to apply very similar products and materials to recreate it in his bathroom.
The mirrors and tile surrounds are a product of our decorator imagination, while the stained wood furr-downs shown in the photo were custom designed and then installed by a very experienced and talented Trim Contractor.
The difference in the appearance of the Bathroom after the remodel was stunning!
The “White Kitchen” Remodel
In 2011 it became apparent that the stain grade kitchen look was losing ground quickly to the clean lines and look of the “White Kitchen”. A white kitchen remodel has painted white cabinets with a satin sheen and cabinet doors with simple, clean lines such as a shaker or mission style (like the picture below).
We continue to see various granite countertops as the most popular choice in most instances. However, Quartz countertop products are becoming more and more popular with many of our customer’s designs and not just in the younger generation or transitional styles. Some of the most prevalent colors we are getting request for and using include Kashmir White, Kashmir Silver, White Palmas, and other primarily white or grey selections.
The photo also shows the typical style and colors in the majority of the “white kitchens” that we are designing. The cabinets are shaker style with glass accents in the cabinet doors; it is finished with the now famous “farmhouse sink”, and a countertop material similar to a Carrera marble.
Different Strokes for Different Folks
This kitchen has a great concept for a range hood by continuing the backsplash tile up on the hood and also designing an integral plate rack into the hood. It’s a very unique way to carry a design element or theme throughout a new look and increase it’s overall importance in the final design.
Using the white cabinets with a light granite and floor tile the kitchen will naturally look and feel larger than it really is.
Painted cabinets also have many functional benefits like fairly effortlessly cleaning, the finish can be touched up, and if the color ever requires being changed it is not as big a project.
Old and New Looks Combined
This design appeals to my personal tastes, as the use of a butcher-block material on the island is a great contrast and accent.
The different materials such as the stained wood butcher-block and the stone over the range hood allow you blend and make the contrasting large island the focal point in your kitchen remodel in more ways than one.
It’s Improved. DFW Improved…and we are proud of that difference!
Our seasoned professionals have the experience to deal with complex projects and tight schedules. Do some “Dreaming” of your own as you stroll through our Photo Gallery for concepts and ideas. Check out our channel on YouTube and “Like” our Fan Page on Facebook or connect with us through Twitter or LinkedIn to be notified when completed projects are posted.
DFW Improved is the right contractor for your next home, bath, kitchen remodel or addition project.