Design Trends You Can Expect in 2017


Design trends for 2017 have already hit us, and here are what the experts are saying you will see a lot more of in the approaching year. The first trend for 2017 involves using LED lights as accent lighting under cabinets. The use of LED lighting installed properly under cabinets gives your kitchen the effect that it is almost floating. This then creates a space that feels larger than life.

Next on the 2017 design trend list is remodeling for accessibility. It is becoming more common for people to continue to stay in their own homes as they grow older and an idea called Universal Design allows them to do this comfortably. Updating the homes based on needs is trending, as this includes bathrooms with wheelchair accessibility.

The make-it-your-own trend continues, giving homeowners the freedom to mix design styles in a way that’s pleasing. Designers have a tough job to build the home their clients have been dreaming of, and not every room has to match. A lot of homeowners are mixing textures and designs throughout the house.

You will see a lot more metal in designs of 2017. At one time, metal was mainly used as an accent, but now it has become a central element, especially in bathrooms and kitchens. Keep a look out for heavy metal in the home remodel designs next year.

“Smart homes” and “connected homes” are becoming more popular, as technological advances offer homeowners flexibility, convenience and even money savings. There are a countless number of options, especially when it comes to wireless technology. There are, for instance, refrigerators that send you reminders to buy milk, lighting ambiance controlled remotely and smoke alarms that alert you when the batteries are low. You can even set your alarm or close your garage door from afar with the touch of a button on your wireless device.

Just a few years ago, tub-and-shower combinations tended to define bathrooms’ floor plans. But now, larger, more elaborate showering spaces and steam rooms have become the trend. Back in the day the idea of having 2 shower heads was considered fancy, now we will be seeing 5 or more shower heads and body sprayers.

Storage-filled basements and dark corners are long gone. Today’s remodeling trends include basements that serve as escapes for visiting guests, man caves or even the state of the art office for work from home parents. Design trends of 2017 will not waste any space that is available for use.

The desire to have a connection between kitchen, eating and living spaces continues to influence both the construction of new homes and remodeling projects in 2017. Open kitchens have remained popular in part because they can help prevent someone cooking food from feeling isolated from the rest of the family.




Should you resurface your cabinets or replace?

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          Thinking of tackling a kitchen remodel? Stop before you gut those ghastly kitchen cabinets! New techniques and products can save you money by resurfacing cabinets instead of replacing them when possible. Yes, that means you can possibly turn those old cabinets into clean cut cabinets to fit your new kitchen, without getting custom ones made.

What is resurfacing? Resurfacing or refacing is when you keep the existing structure of the cabinets but spruce up hardware, drawer fronts, cabinet doors, and exterior surfaces. With resurfacing you can change the color and look of your cabinets. Changing hardware is also a simple way to revamp the style of your kitchen. Some cabinets that were constructed years ago are solid wood and built to last; they may need just a “face lift.”

Resurfacing cabinets can cut the cost of replacing cabinets by nearly half the amount. That’s 50% more money in your wallet. That’s a big savings, but in some instances resurfacing just isn’t the answer. Replacing cabinets may not save instant money like resurfacing, but can increase the value of your kitchen remodel instead.

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When to replace? In some cases like water damage, limited number of cabinets, and a new kitchen layout replacing cabinets are the only or best option. If you are looking to get a whole new kitchen layout and completely move around cabinets, getting new custom cabinets that compliment your kitchen remodel is recommended. Custom cabinets can be made in almost every shape and form, and have so many cool details like slide out shelves and nooks. Pull out espresso bar? It can be done.  So think of the quality of the cabinets you currently have. If the cabinets are not sturdy or good material, investing in new cabinets is smart. Why reface a cabinet that is going to fall apart in a year? Make an investment in something that is going to give back to you.


How to resurface or replace cabinets? Though you may be an avid Do-it-yourselfer, hiring a professional company like Spazio LA to handle your kitchen remodel needs may be best for your sanity. Resurfacing cabinets alone can take over 5 days for someone inexperienced, and cause a major headache. Some projects are too big to bite off and go a lot quicker with help from contractors whom do this every day.

While you work or continue on with your day to day life let Spazio LA remodel your kitchen as you relax with little stress.