The weather is finally getting warmer, and the time has come to work on your house. Once you finish your spring cleaning, taking a look at your house’s design should be next. Is your kitchen looking a little less than spectacular? Are you tired of the same old look in the same old rooms? Well, look no further than some of these hot summer remodeling trends to give your house a lift in all the right places.
Update Your Outlets – With technology like laptops, tablets, and smart phones becoming such a big part of daily life, it’s important to make sure that you have the means to charge them. Those three hole wall outlets have to be replaced with one of the smartest trends of 2014, the U-Socket. The U-Socket is an outlet that features two USB ports so that you can plug your smart devices in without needing a wall adapter. Plus, the U-Socket has a smart sensor that makes it turn off once your gadgets are fully charged. U-Sockets are a great way to bring your house into the 21st Century and save some energy.
Going Green – It’s a phrase that became a contemporary cliché quicker than greased lightning, but updating your appliances and lifestyle is a must. Of course, the thought of buying new appliances for your home is horrifying. Appliances aren’t exactly getting cheaper, especially energy efficient ones. The sooner you drop the cash to update those in-home gadgets now, the more money you will end up saving in the long run. Not to mention, green technology is better for the planet. Invest in green technology to help the planet and keep more green in your wallet.
The Spa Bathroom – Bathrooms have become less of a place to do one’s “business” and more of a place to unwind. Things like waterfall showers, jetted bathtubs, and heated floors are making their way into the home. Also, by using crisp lines and tranquil colors, you can make your bathroom look spacious and relaxing. Why go to a spa when you can find serenity in your house?
Recreate the Kitchen – Often called the “heart of the home,” the kitchen is one place that always needs attention. You may not spend too much time in it since cooking is its main function, but kitchens are starting to be used for more than just meal preparation. Additionally, giving your kitchen a minimalistic feel is in. Think about using soft grays, blacks, and other refined colors to give your kitchen a touch of class. Remember, keeping it simple is keeping it classy.
Remodeling your house is a big commitment. The previous list has some rising trends for 2014. However, it’s important to remember that you shouldn’t remodel your home completely around what’s in. Fads come and go, and no one has the money to keep remodeling constantly. Go with what you like, but most importantly, what you know you’ll like in the long run.