From Jennifer Guerriero of the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers, she predicts some major trends for 2010 in kitchen and bathroom remodels. To see the full list, click here for the NCHBA’s Plumb Line newsletter. The article can be found on page 7.
Guerriero predicts the “in” color for 2010 is going to be turquoise. The top theme for bathroom remodels is “retreat”, featuring colors of neutral beiges, olives and pale tones.
The top kitchen remodel theme is listed as “ livable” with colors that pop! Any bright color on walls, surfaces and even appliances is expected. Energy Star appliances are also expected to have a big influence on kitchen remodels.
To get remodeling tips, Guerriero encourages homeowners to attend home shows, seminars, and search the vast amount of information online. Lastly, don’t forget input from friends and family for suggestions, as well!
Another trend I noticed for the coming year is the use of accent tiles. One particular I found quite unique comes for DalTile. Their Ocean Jewels accent tiles from the sea collection. The pearlescent reflection of these tiles gives the natural charm of the marine. I happened across the information when looking for a local Philadelphia Bathroom Remodeling company. After many meetings with several contractors, we have made the decision to go with this contractor HomeTech Renovations. They have a great portfolio section on their web site – http://www.htrenovations.com – and information on the Ocean Jewels http://www.htrenovations.com/blog/2009/11/ocean-jewels-accent-tiles-from-the-sea.