2018 has been a big year so far – the remodeling industry included. No matter the project, homeowners across the country, and right here in Kansas City, are making a statement with how and what they remodel in their homes. From outdoor expansions to intricate details, this year’s trends are bigger, brighter, and better than ever.
Three of the top 2018 remodeling trends include:
Enhanced Outdoor Living
Perfect for the summer months, one of the trending remodel tactics is enhancing your outdoor living area. Whether a new deck, pergola, or other permanent structure, homeowners are not only making their outdoor property more stylish, but also more functional for those long afternoons in the sun, or nights huddled around a fire pit with s’mores.
Gone are the days of brown-themed rooms. Instead, homeowners are choosing to incorporate bold, bright colors into their remodels. Whether as accent pieces like hardware or as main focal points such as wall color, shades such as red, hunter green, and aqua are making a splash in the remodeling industry. A great way to show off your personality, some homeowners are even opting for brightly colored new siding – just make sure your homeowners associations approves before installation!
One of the fastest growing trends of 2018 is the use of sustainable products in home remodels. Through composite materials like LP SmartSide or Zuri Decking, less waste is caused in the manufacturing process of many remodeling necessities. Plus, these products are more durable and last longer than traditional wood, meaning they won’t need to be replaced as often, helping to save both the planet and your wallet.
Before diving into your remodel, find the 2018 trend that fits your design plan to create a project that stands out. Pick your favorite, or even combine tactics (like an outdoor living space made with sustainable materials), and treat yourself to a new trendy space that will add value to your home for years to come.
To learn more or to find the right trend for your home, visit McCray Lumber and Millwork today.