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Home Renovation Trends to Watch in 2016

When planning a home renovation, Long Island residents are often interested in following the latest trends. While you don’t want to fall for gimmicky styles that will leave your home looking laughable in a couple of years, keeping on top of ongoing trends will keep your home from looking outdated for years to come. This is especially true if you are planning to resell your home in the next decade. With new improvements and updates, you can dramatically increase the resale value of your home. The last thing you want is to hear “this looks so ‘90s” from a potential buyer, after all. Whether you’re interested in renovating your home to resell it, or just to enjoy it, here are a few of the latest trends emerging and continuing in 2016.

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Elite KB Offering Modern kitchen design and installation services for Long Island. We combine elegant design with a modern look for your home or business. Call 516-365-0595 for a free estimate today!

Bright, Natural & Neutral

If you want to keep your home modern in 2016, you may want to consider starting with a neutral foundation in the most important rooms: the kitchen and bathroom. When visiting our kitchen & bath showroom, Long Island homeowners and decorators will find natural materials such as bamboo, stone and wood as well as tiles and cabinetry in neutral shades such as soft whites and light to dark browns. Sleek appliances and bright, natural lighting finish the look, and with bright, airy, neutral styles and textures, you can simply choose a couple of rich accent colors to make the room pop. And the best part is, when you get bored, simply change the accent colors for a whole new look!

Cutting-Edge Cabinets & Countertops

Cabinets and countertops alone make the biggest impact on the look and functionality of a kitchen or bathroom. If you want to give your kitchen a more contemporary and cutting-edge look, consider installing slimmer countertops in bold patterns and colors, particularly those made from Quartz, to replace thick or bulky countertops that weigh the room down. Bold patterns and colors are also big in the cabinetry world right now, which is a perfect accent for a kitchen or bathroom that has a neutral foundation of paint and tiles in natural shades.  

Floors Take a Walk on the Dark Side

While hardwood has been popular for a while, 2016 is seeing richer tones and darker woods taking the lead in the flooring department. With help from a general contractor, Long Island homeowners can have dark wood flooring in no time. If you already have hardwood floors, you may also consider a floor stain in a deep shade such as dark mahogany or walnut. And if you’re re-carpeting a room in your home, you may want to consider a dark grey that will blend seamlessly. 

Glass & Metal Seal the Deal

Finishing touches help to “seal the deal” in your newly renovated home, so if you’re at the end of a project and looking for a couple final additions to complete the look you may want to consider glass and metal accent pieces to keep up with 2016 trends. From mosaic glass tiles to metal fixtures and hardware, it’s easy to add a little glass and metal to your life.

From simple projects to an entire home renovation, Long Island homeowners have plenty of options to stay on top of the trends. So don’t let your home slip out of fashion in 2016!