Amp up your home this year by making small changes that will add some punch and excitement to your living space. Try these six remodeling ideas that will jazz up your house without busting the bank:
1. Colored grout:
Grout supports the durability of tile, particularly in bathrooms and kitchens where there is high traffic and regular exposure to moisture. For bold results that stand out and stand the test of time, choose a dark gray grout that contrasts the tile color.
2. Charging solutions:
Installing the latest technology in mobile charging will add convenience to your home’s high traffic areas and distinguish you as the most modern house on the block. Upgrade old outlets with USB combo receptacles that allow easy connectivity to charge the whole family’s smart devices. Or install new in-wall wireless mobile charging docks that enable you to charge your phone without having to hook up or plug in.
3. Pendant lighting:
Having good visibility in your kitchen where you spend a big chunk of your time can be easily accomplished with attractive pendant lighting. Shine a light on your counter space and express your personal style by choosing from a wide array of decorative styles constructed from wood, glass, steel and even paper.
4. Floating shelves:
Don’t hide your favorite Barefoot Contessa cookbook when you can proudly display it! Floating wall shelves are a great addition to any room, especially if you prefer a minimalist design. Displaying glassware and cookware on floating shelves also provides easy accessibly and breaks up the monotony of uniform cabinetry.
5. Updated appliances:
The new queen of the kitchen is black stainless steel, a unique and modern alternative to stainless steel. Smudge and fingerprint proof, black stainless is warmer and less industrial-looking compared to its silver counterpart. Black stainless steel is the same composition of iron, chromium, silicon, nickel and carbon that makes up traditional stainless steel products, but it has a protective coating of polymer that creates a black matte finish.
6. Concrete accessories:
One of the latest interior design trends for 2018, according to Houzz.com, is accenting your home with concrete! Concrete has always been a popular material choice but homeowners are expressing a desire to use it in unusual ways. So, don’t be surprised to see it in more unexpected places, such as in furniture, decorative accessories, wallcoverings, countertops and tile. Rock on!
According to remodeling.com, when remodeling your home, it’s good to keep in mind that the best spaces are original, thoughtful and functional. Now, get decorating!