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Colgate Residence - 2013

Summer’s Hottest Remodeling Trends


Winter has gone, spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner – it’s the perfect time to start those remodels you’ve been planning! From kitchen spatial solutions to bathroom design, here’s what we’re seeing as the summer’s hottest remodeling trends:

The kitchen is where many families spend most of their time together, and with the onset of warmer weather, folks tend to hold more social gatherings. Homeowners looking to spruce up their kitchens this summer are focusing on maximizing space and natural light. Both natural and artificial light sources can really set a positive, welcoming tone. Identifying areas for new windows, and – layout depending – glass doors leading to outside spaces, can make a world of difference. Regarding space, less is more. Clean, simple lines assist in creating a more open feeling.

Nice, open kitchen spaces can help not just home values, but appeal and functionality, too.

Deck and Patio
Adding a deck or patio increases home value, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to maximize outside time during the summer months? Patios with outdoor kitchens and inside-out access home help to invite the outdoors in. Built-in fire pit additions, fun and perfect for all types of gatherings, are a “hot” trend.

Already have the quintessential deck or patio? Never underestimate the facelift power of a simple re-stain.

When it comes to bathrooms, lighting is crucial. Skylights and windows are often overlooked in bathroom design, but the addition of natural light can make all the difference. For those who enjoy controlled lighting, a dimmer can create the perfect, relaxing ambiance.

Tile, always trending in bathrooms, is a great way to add new flavor, whether as trim or a full-wall mosaic.

Check out Marvin’s Inspiration Gallery for ideas on the perfect remodel.