Kitchen and bathroom remodeling are two of the most popular home improvement projects in the country today. Jamie Lampros discusses some of the present trends in an article for standard.net:
If you’re thinking of remodeling your kitchen and bathroom, think sleek lines, easy-to-clean materials, open space and glass or stone mosaics for your kitchen and taller cabinets, composite flooring, tile or stone and cultured marble or granite for your bathroom.
The popularity of kitchen and bathroom remodels is not surprising, considering that household members and guests spend a lot of time in these two rooms. The kitchen is increasingly being used as a gathering place for friends and families, while the bathroom is where the average person spends about year and a half of his or her life. Hence, remodeling these rooms to fit the family’s lifestyle has become a priority for many households.
Lampros’s article suggests some popular enhancements that result in a sleek finish, such as granite countertops and tile splashes, tile floorings, and recessed lighting. Classic color schemes that make use of neutral colors like white and beige also give off a clean look. You can get these and other awesome ideas from reputable home improvement companies like Blair Construction LLC when it comes to Bethesda or Annapolis kitchen and bath remodeling projects.
Lampros also reports that people are using bathrooms to multi-task:
The bathroom is also being used more and more as a multitask room for many busy people. A survey from Delta revealed that more people are reading, emailing or playing video games while taking care of their personal bathroom habits. To accommodate, many designers are installing elongated bowls and more comfortable height dimensions for toilets.
Hence, when planning for a bathroom renovation, you need to consider how this may be used outside of its traditional functions, and plan around these uses. Most experts also suggest the universal design concept in bathrooms to accommodate the various needs and abilities of household members, including children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Annapolis or Bethesda bathroom remodeling experts, such as those from Blair Construction LLC, can help you conceptualize the right bathroom for your household.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Sleek lines, open space popular in kitchens; Bluetooth technology new addition to bathrooms, Standard-Examiner, October 31, 2013)