Here’s to the new year and the resolutions we make. If those personal promises include updating your home, you’re in luck—the new year is a good time to start planning a renovation. To make it a bit easier, we want to share our list of the best home improvement trends for 2018.
Gone are the days when neutral shades like gray and navy were considered inappropriate for the kitchen. Countertops, cabinets and walls all benefit from these mellow tones, which resonate class and sophistication. Any of these shades will pair spectacularly with Champagne Bronze or Matte Black faucets and hardware for a pop of unexpected contrast.
Trinsic Single Handle Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet
We’ve extolled the virtues of mixing metals
. Expect a similarly glorious design experience when mixing materials. Glass, stone, concrete and wood can all have a place in the same interior. Be selective—the goal is to craft intrigue with juxtaposed textures while keeping those diverse surfaces cohesive.
Homes are the new frontier for gadgets, system innovations and hands-free technology, and digitizing your dwelling should be a key element to any modern renovation. Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats and digital home security systems are just a few of the options on the market for creating a smart home. Life gets a bit easier when you can manage the interior lights or even your garage door from the comfort of … anywhere you have a smartphone.
Bathrooms are more than functional spaces. They have become mini oases, providing respite from life’s stressors. The addition of specialty shower trim and deep soaking tubs or showpiece faucets makes everyday activities like bathing feel like a vacation. Technology has improved the spa experience by providing hands-free faucets and modernized shower heads that soak and saturate while using less water.
Tesla Two Handle Wall Mount Lavatory Faucet, Tesla Floor Mount Tub Filler and Tesla Monitor 17 Series H2Okinetic Shower Trim
Dark shades rule the game this year, ushering in the opportunity to include hues like black and navy blue in prominent, dramatic ways. These shades are far from stormy—they bring a richness to a room’s color palette and feel wonderfully edgy. The dramatic impact of these shades is most deeply experienced when used as a wall color, so go bold. Good design is meant to challenge the senses.