5 hot home trends for 2017

Posted: November 03, 2016 | Word Count: 442
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The choice to remodel a home is growing among U.S. homeowners. In fact, Americans will spend $31.2 billion in 2016 to remodel 1.8 million kitchens and 2.5 million bathrooms, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). Some experts predict this number to rise into 2017.

Emerging remodeling trends are inspiring countless homeowners to invest in their properties in order to meet current needs, lifestyle choices and in some cases more contemporary styles. Here are five of the hottest remodeling trends anticipated for 2017.

Communal living and open concept spaces

Removing walls, opening spaces and optimizing the flow of a home are big motivating factors for homeowners considering their remodeling options. Free-flowing home designs are supporting the communal living movement that requires spaces to be open and versatile.

Multi-source shower heads

Whether it's a grand master bath or a Jack-and-Jill that the kids share, showers that feature multiple sources of water are trending. For example, remodelers frequently install a rain shower with a handheld option or a traditional shower with body sprays. Both provide a touch of luxury yet add versatility and functionality. For design inspiration that embraces the multi-source shower trend visit www.danze.com.

Holistic lighting strategies

For years, lighting had been a key element in the home that was often overlooked. Today, homeowners, designers and remodelers are spending more time integrating beautiful, unique solutions that blend natural and artificial light into their plans. Throughout 2017 expect to see a home's number of windows increase overall and more floor-to-ceiling door and window options — paired with stylish, attention-getting designs in light fixtures.

Unique finishes for faucets, hardware and more

Finishes like stainless steel and chrome may always rise to the top of the popularity list, but expect to see more specialty finishes throughout homes in 2017. Some predicted to be the most popular include satin black, tumbled bronze and rose gold. Many Danze fixtures already feature these eye-catching finishes within kitchen and bath fixtures.

Tile trends throughout the home

Whether it’s on the floor or wall, tile has always been a leading material in remodeling projects, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms. However, 2017 will see more homeowners using tile in unique and unexpected ways. For example, mosaic tile designs are endlessly customizable for those who want a one-of-a-kind room. Porcelain tile created to mimic natural wood provides the look of hardwood without the maintenance concerns. Large-format tiles are great options for living rooms and other large spaces.

So if you’re considering a remodel of any kind in 2017 or beyond, be sure to keep these trends and tips in mind. They’ll help you create a personal space that is all your own, while increasing the value of your home with great design appeal.

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