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Top 3 Home Remodeling Trends

Homeowners who are wishing to remodel know the top three things to upgrade are the kitchen, bathrooms and floors. However, it's what people are including when they remodel that is trending now. For example, smart homes are the rage today, with USB wall plugs and recharging ports built into things like bedside tables and built-ins. Keeping that in mind, here are the top three home remodeling trends for 2017.

Kitchen Remodels

Along with open shelves, handleless appliances, quartz counter tops and imaginative storage solutions, the hottest kitchen remodeling trend is the smart kitchen. Appliances will have Bluetooth capability, such as the automated food recycler. Smart frying pans work beside smart mixing bowls, with the tablet or smart phone on smart pods or bases. Smart grills cook your steak to perfection all by itself.

Bathroom Remodels

Stand alone tubs with massage jets, glass showers with rain shower heads and massaging jets, and double sink vanities with farm-type shelves, fireplaces beside the tub in addition to chandeliers are making a splash in bathroom remodeling. We thought you'd love the self-cleaning toilet. It uses spritzes of electrolyzed water, whose higher pH keeps the bowl clean longer. UV light finishes the job by literally burning off impurities. Kohler and Toto offer self-cleaning toilets.


Hardwood has become the go-to for flooring, because it's elegant, timeless and cheaper than carpet. Contractors and remodelers are seeing reclaimed wood, old barn wood and mixed type planks being used on floors. Wide planking and large wood-look tile is being used more often now. Wood-look tile is becoming popular over vinyl or laminate. When carpet is used, the textured look of cut and loop is trending now.

If you're looking for a residential general contractor for bathroom or kitchen remodeling services, contact the team at Balbes Custom Building today.