In Minnesota, now that it is already September (where did the summer go?!), we all begin thinking about the cooler months ahead and winter. Cold weather usually means that we spend more time inside. Spending more time inside should mean that you absolutely love the interior of your home. If you feel like there are certain areas that can be improved to help you enjoy spending time inside, this is the time to address it! Trends are always changing, but here are a few that are popular in 2015 to help inspire you.
Tile floors are popular in bathrooms and kitchens. Many bathrooms in older homes have smaller tile size. However, according to trends in 2015, the bigger the tile size, the better. Larger tile size also can help a smaller room seem more spacious. Larger tile sizes are known to be “in” and more modern. If the smaller tile sizes currently in your home need an update, consider a new style. Some homeowners like smaller tile size more still – remember, this is all about personal preference.
Speaking of tiles in bathrooms, bathrooms in 2015 are becoming a major focus of updates for homeowners. If taking on a huge project like kitchen demo or addition, focusing on a single bathroom at a time is much less daunting and manageable. It is much less common to see a tub with shower in updated homes. Oversized showers are becoming more and more popular. They provide a more spacious and elegant feel instead of a crowded bathroom because of a bulky tub. Stand-alone tubs may be seen in 2015 depending on the size of the bathroom. Some homeowners love the time to relax by taking a bath. If this is you, be sure to incorporate a tub when sketching your updated bathroom plans.
Kitchen countertops seem to be a topic of conversation for many homeowners. Countertops go in and out of style and since they are a main focal point of a kitchen, it is important to many homeowners that it is trendy. Granite countertops have been incredibly popular over the last few years, but another material is becoming common – quartz countertops.
Take a look around your home at the finishes on hardware and light fixtures. If yours haven’t been updated for years, this is an easy update and makes a huge difference! Satin nickel and bronze finishes are currently trending.
Color is something that is always changing. Funky wallpapers were in for a while and then a shift to simple, neutral colors happened. Now, sprucing up your home with extra color is back in. Although it is never a bad idea to have neutral walls, if you are not planning on selling your home in the near future, try a new color! Re-painting a room can be refreshing and exciting. Add a few throw pillows to help make the color pop!
Interior trends are constantly changing. Finding something that you like is what is most important. There are trends that occur with a home’s exterior also, like a roof or siding color.
Above are just a few interior home trends. If your interior isn’t in need of updates, what about your exterior? How is your Bloomington roofing, siding, decking, or windows? Snap Construction is always here to help.
What trends are your favorite?