Home remodeling trends in 2012 focus on the kitchen. Our lifestyles are changing – even if you’re not cooking dinner every night, chances are that you’re eating more meals at home than you used to – and that means kitchens need to be more functional, attractive, and welcoming than ever before. We talked to your Framingham building contractor about some of the most popular kitchen renovation trends that are being embraced by local homeowners. Here’s what you need to know:
Cabinets Are Awesome Right Now
If you’re living with the boring, boxy, bland kitchen cabinetry of the 1970’s and early 80’s, you are going to love today’s many choices. The trend is toward minimal and modern, with floating doors, latches that close with a touch – no hardware required! – and eco-friendly, sustainable finishes like bamboo, lacquer, and textured glass. Replacing the cabinetry can be a major part of your Framingham home remodel: new designs and formats enhance the kitchen’s functionality.
Coffee Is King
Built in coffee stations sound like a pricey indulgence – until you weigh the costs of that daily Starbucks for you and your sweetie! Those Frappucinos aren’t cheap. Having your Framingham building contractor build in a designated coffee zone that makes it simple and easy to get your morning fix is a simple indulgence that increases the enjoyment your family gets from the kitchen – not to mention it boosts the home’s resale value!
The Smart Kitchen
Imagine having your refrigerator send you a helpful text any time you run out of household staples, like milk, salad greens, or dulce de leche ice cream. It’s possible – we are, after all, living in the future! Computerized home appliances coordinate to simplify your everyday routine. Replacing older, existing energy inefficient kitchen appliances with more modern, environmentally friendly options can save you significant money on your monthly utility costs. Talk to your Framingham building contractor about how futuristic kitchen appliances can make your life better now!