Are you considering a new kitchen or bathroom this year? Kitchen and bath remodeling is a great idea, because remodeling either of these rooms provides a significant return on investment (ROI). It’s been said that kitchens and bathrooms sell homes, and it’s true that they’re key to impressing potential homebuyers, but a beautiful new kitchen or bath can also make your home more livable and enjoyable. Make your kitchen and bathroom your own, creating custom spaces that make you smile every time you see them. Here, we offer some bathroom and kitchen remodel ideas, featuring up-to-the-minute trends to inspire you.
- If you’re tired of white kitchens, we’ve got great news. For years, the trend was all-white kitchens, stark and sterile. Now design is leaning more towards warm, neutral countertops and kitchens full of color. Colorful cabinets, especially in deep greens and blues, are trending, and so are bold, colorful appliance finishes. While stainless steel is still holding its ground, if you’ve ever wanted an orange or red stove or a green or navy dishwasher, you’re in luck. There are even appliances with removable faces so that you can change the look without having to replace the appliance.
- Workstation sinks are taking kitchens by storm. There are plenty of new kitchen faucets on the market in 2022, but one trend in particular warrants taking notice, and that’s the commercial kitchen faucet. Commercial faucets are on point right now, and while they’re not new, they’re a novelty in the residential arena. They fit right in, though with the workstation sink. Designed to facilitate the work you do in your kitchen, these sinks can be configured to meet your needs, featuring accessories like a chopping board, colander, and drying rack that drop onto an integrated ledge in the top of the sink. They’re extremely convenient and help make the most of kitchen space.
- Matte black is trending in both kitchen and bathroom remodeling. It’s a gorgeous, modern look, but where will you see matte black? Essentially everywhere. Countertops, islands, sinks, bathtubs, and even faucets and grab bars are showing up in beautiful matte black for a striking look in the bathroom or kitchen. Not ready to commit to a matte black sink quite yet? Consider trying out some matte black paint first, to see if this dramatic look is for you.
- In bathrooms and kitchens, wood-look flooring is beautiful and practical. Vinyl plank, also called luxury vinyl plank, is versatile and low maintenance, it’s made of PVC but looks and often feels like wood. It’s an inexpensive alternative to wood, and can do things wood and laminate can’t because it’s water-resistant and durable. If you’re concerned about VOCs, low-VOC vinyl plank is available. Wood-look tile is another great option: ceramic or porcelain tile that mimics the look of wood. It’s a stain-resistant, water-resistant, sustainable options.
- The way we’re using tile is shifting. Tile backsplashes have been the go-to look in the kitchen for years, but now slabs are coming into vogue. Tiles are still used, but in more surprising ways, to make a statement instead of blending into the background. In the bathroom, big, colorful tile is taking center stage. Complemented by natural wood accents, it adds excitement and creates a beautiful look.
- Luxurious bathrooms are in. Showers are becoming less utilitarian and more of an experience, and tubs are becoming spa-like. An elegant free standing tub can make a statement in the bathroom, while a walk in tub can be extremely helpful to seniors aging in place, and yet just as beautiful as a traditional tub. A jacuzzi tub with jets is another great choice, relaxing for people at all stages of life. Showers today feature not just rain shower heads and multiple shower heads, but also options for aromatherapy and steam showers. For added indulgence, consider in-floor heating or heated towel racks.
- Custom bathroom cabinets complete the look of luxury. Eye-catching textures are in high demand, as people request cabinetry that’s fluted, reeded, or slatted. For now, these beautiful cabinets are custom jobs, but you can expect manufacturers to get wise to this trend soon and start cranking out new styles.
- Brushed finishes are gaining popularity. Brushed nickel has loomed large for a long time, but now other brushed finishes are offering it some competition. Brushed brass or even brush gold give a warm, elegant look, and mixing different metals in the bathroom and kitchen is also popular.
- Everything is getting smarter. Which smart home features will you find in a kitchen or bathroom? Plenty! In the bathroom, look for smart controls that control the temperature of the water, detect leaks, and help with water conservation. Add to this the luxury of integrated speakers and an audio system, with the practicality of motion-sensor lighting that saves on electric bills, and you’ve got a very functional bathroom. Going beyond basic function, smart toilets and bidets help provide a germ-free environment with hands-free components and bacteria killing lights under the lids. In the kitchen, touchless faucets, smart refrigerators, and ovens you can work remotely from your smart phone are just a few of the innovations making the grade. Other kitchen technology includes charging stations, water conserving faucets, and emergency power options to keep your refrigerator going if your electricity goes out.
Whether you’re interested in following the trends or you want to blaze your own path and create a kitchen and bathroom truly your own, the sky is the limit with what you can do to customize your space. When you’re looking for a bathroom or kitchen remodeling contractor in Arizona, trust the team at Re-Bath & Kitchens®. Having served homeowners in the area since 2010, we’ve got the expertise needed to provide a wide range of services for remodeling kitchen and bathroom spaces. Our service is exceptional, and we deliver innovative, high-performance products in our four showrooms in Maricopa County and Northern Arizona. Visit one of our spacious showrooms, call us at 480-359-1778, or contact us through our website for more information.