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Whether you’re building a brand new house, ripping out a room, or want a fresh face for an oft-used space, check out these remodeling trends to inspire your own appealing home updates.
Remodeling for Accessibility
Aging in place — the ability for people to stay in their own homes as they grow old and their physical and mental abilities change — has become a buzzword in the past few years, and that in turn is influencing home remodeling. Remodeling for accessibility means making choices like eliminating tripping hazards (transitions between rooms, for example) and stairs in favor of open designs that maximize mobility.
The make-it-your-own remodeling trend continues, which allows homeowners the design freedom to mix styles in a way that’s pleasing to them. For some, personalization equals a mix-and-match approach, with elements out of opposing decades — contemporary white walls and floors and a platform bed, light wood accents and textural fabrics — combined together.
Once used mainly as an accent, metal, especially in bathrooms and kitchens, has become a focus element. In the same way as today’s homeowners are mixing together different types of woods, blending metals is a good way to add texture and visual interest to a space in a trend-forward way.