For the home improvement enthusiasts, a new year is an incredibly exciting time. This is your change completely reinvent one or more aspects of your home, wow your guests, and really show your creative side. Some people are completely DIY, others delight in enlisting the help of others to install their vision of decor and glamor. Whether you’re already clipping examples out of home decor magazines or still debating with your friends over the proper color for lamp shades, we’re here with a great set of suggestions hot off the press for 2018.
1) Replace the Cabinet Doors
When people start renovating, they always go for the cabinets first. This makes perfect sense, as the color and impression the cabinets give can shape the appearance of your entire kitchen, along with each bathroom. While you know that you can repaint and replace the handles, did you know you can completely replace the doors as well? You can choose modern and sleek stainless steel, an alluring frosted glass or plastic, or even make your own new cabinet doors out of whatever you think is beautiful.
2) The Entertainer’s Kitchen Island
Entertainer’s kitchens have been growing in popularity for a few years, but who says your home has to be built with one? All you need to transform your kitchen into an entertainer’s kitchen fit for any cooking show is a top-notch island. If you have an island, build a stove or a breakfast griddle into it and set up the other side with a few snazzy barstools.
3) Spice Up the Light Fixtures
there is one single thing that most dates a home, it’s the light fixtures. Nowhere is it written in stone that you have to keep the light fixture your home game with. Go on a shopping spree and find a few things that match your home’s style and will liven up the interior or exterior space.
4) Customize Your Front Door Windows
Front doors are so often plain slabs of wood and metal. Give your home some real personality with customized front door inserts. You can have that beautiful traditional glasswork you’ve always dreamed of along the sides and in your doors. One undeniably unique solution is a custom glass insert elegantly monogrammed with your family’s initial.
5) New Countertops, New Look
After the cabinets, the second biggest influence on the appearance of a kitchen or bathroom is the countertops. Older countertops tend to be white or yellow and they are often chipped and stained by the time modern homeowners move in. Update your house with cool dark stone countertops or dark stained wood to add a touch of class and style.
6) Brisa Slide Screens
The clatter of a screen door may be very nostalgic in literature but most of us are pretty tired of managing a screen door with an armload of groceries or while trying to work with the house key. A fantastic innovation is a Brisa retractible sliding screen door, which actually hides the screen in a roll instead of a frame, allowing you to easily slide the screen door open and closed with no hinges or clattering.
7) Master Bedroom Fireplace
Fireplaces are by far one of the most romantic and cozy things you can add to a home and where better than the master bedroom? If you can, build a fireplace into the wall between the master bathroom and bedroom to allow a two-sided enjoyment of the dancing flames. Don’t want fire? Try a fish tank instead.
8) Draw Attention Up
One incredibly popular trend in home decor is getting creative with your support structures. Hang a few things off of secure points in your ceilings like house plants, shelving, and even chairs to delight and amaze your guests.
9) Enclosed Blinds
Glass doors are beautiful to look at and convenient to look through, that is when the sun isn’t pouring directly through into your eyes. Every glass door needs blinds but not every homeowner is crazy about keeping them secured and clean. Enclosed blinds are an entirely fun answer. You get the two-panes of insulating glass and the blinds get a dust-free environment where they can’t swing around, get tangled, or become a dust trap.
10) Game Room
Our final suggestion for 2018 is to release your inner child. Bring some life into a space that may not be used to its fullest potential, and will give you a renewed reason to enjoy the space. Deck the room out with a pool table, a dart board, or get some vintage pinball games and create a throw-back vibe. Whatever you do, just make it fun so you create many years of memories to treasure!
Are you ready for the upcoming home trends of 2018? With a fashionable application of glass inserts, trendy fixtures, and a few kitchen updates, you should be more than set to wow your friends, delight visiting family, and enjoy every moment in your stylish home. For more great home decor tips, contact us today!