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By: Kevin Ahern on August 11th, 2016

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Top 15 Fall Remodeling Trends of 2016


Fall is a time when many homeowners scramble to get their last-minute remodels in before the holiday season. At Litchfield Builders, we take on a lot of innovative and fun home renovation projects. Below are some of the most popular and exciting home remodeling ideas of the coming season.

2016 Fall Remodeling Trends You Should Consider

1. Heated Floors

Heated floors represent the ultimate luxury, especially in places that see cold winters (like Connecticut!). Just imagine how comfortable you'd feel stepping out of your shoes in your home's entryway and feeling warm, heated tile.

2. Open Floor Plans

Open floor plans allow families to spend time together while they work on separate tasks. By breaking down walls and widening communal spaces, open layouts also give homeowners more flexibility with their home's decor.

3. Open Kitchens

Kitchens without walls are perfect for entertaining because open kitchens can fit as many or as few people in the space as you like.

4. Kitchen Technology

Phone and tablet charging stations and other high-tech appliances are becoming more and more common in kitchens. These conveniences enable homeowners to get more out of their kitchens.

5. Gourmet Appliances

Gourmet, high-end appliances are also becoming more common in modern kitchens. Beverage stations and built-in coffee makers are popular items, especially in households that frequently host large parties.

6. Formal Dining Rooms

If you're going to design a kitchen for entertaining, then you'll want to have a dining room to match. Formal dining rooms make large dinner parties and holiday celebrations more fun and memorable.

7. Sun Rooms

Sun Rooms are perfect in Connecticut for plant growers who like a sunny spot to grow their indoor house plants. Sunrooms are also nice quiet spots for meditating.

8. Two-toned Kitchen Cabinets

Are you tired of the same old kitchen cabinet options? Then why not consider a combination of blond and dark wood? This unusual and interesting combination will add subtle visual interest to your kitchen.

9. White With a Splash of Color

White kitchens continue to be popular modern homes, but some homeowners are getting daring by using interesting color combinations as accents.

10. Kitchen Islands

Kitchen islands have been popular in modern kitchens for decades, however, they're even more popular now that open kitchens are becoming the norm. Installation of an island in an open kitchen can help define the space without requiring the use of walls.

11. Green Appliances

Eco-friendly appliances are more popular than ever. In addition to reducing your home's carbon footprint, green appliances also save money on utility bills.

12. Colored Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel has been the go-to material for kitchen appliances for many years, but it's only in recent months that some brands have begun to release kitchen appliances that are made of colored stainless steel.

13. Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed wood is environmentally safe and it's rustic, which is highly desirable in homes decorated with a vintage theme.

14. Fancy Bathrooms

Large, over-decorated bathrooms are becoming the norm in many properties. Fancy bathrooms with creative decor are fun to behold and better for home sellers who want to make a good impression with buyers.

15. Fireplaces

A fireplace will make an effective focal point in your living room or bedroom. As a bonus, a fireplace can make your home feel more cozy on long, cold winter nights.

Litchfield Builders is New Haven's premiere general contractor! To find out more about renovating your home this fall, contact us today.
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