Kitchen & Bath Trends For 2015

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According to a new survey done by the folks at Angie’s List, homeowners are planning for some big remodel projects in 2015. Remodeling and home improvement projects largely fell to the wayside during the recession, and it appears that homeowners are ready to invest in updates again.

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More than 1,000 of Angie’s List’s highly-rated remodeling professionals were surveyed and they are predicting that the bathroom will be the #1 home improvement remodel this year, while kitchens will also remain a priority. They are also estimating that the average conusmer is looking for luxury and that the new starting point for a full bathroom renovation will start at around $20,000.

Trends:

-Forgoing the bathtub in favor of a luxury, walk-in shower

-Tub lovers are opting for a freestanding bathtub in a basin or antique clawfoot style

-Fiberglass is out
-Tile size: 12″x24″ tile was rated most popular
-Wood grain tile made of ceramic or porcelain is increasingly popular, and lower maintenance than hardwoods

-Radiant floor heating goes hand-in-hand with the ceramic tile trend

-Gray is the new neutral

-Consumers are choosing custom cabinetry in the kitchen now, glazed cabinets are also surging

-Stainless steel appliances are still king

-Granite countertops are still the most popular, with consumers also exploring quartz options as well

-BIGGER CLOSETS! Homeowners want bigger closets with more storage and organization

Click here to read the full run-down on Angie’s List, which can be a great resource when you are considering making home renovations.
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  1. Hi, Christine. If you are still willing to consider selling my house, now is the time to set that in motion. I will need to sell it (3336 Lassiter St., Durham, 27707) . If you can recommend a home inspector who is respected, I’ll set up that appointment. We are remodeling Nancy’s house to move into — the up the hill house. That is, of course, taking way longer and costing way more than predicted…

    I’ll need to sell my house (3336) this spring, although now, we probably won’t be able to move out before the end of March or into April. (we could, but would prefer not to), so we’d better prepare to sell while we’re still more or less living in it. We can move stuff across the street and into storage. (we could move into the other house if it weren’t for the dogs and the fact that contractors (who leave gates and doors open) won’t be finished till April.)

    3336 should be fairly easy to sell — 3 beds, two full baths, top of the line dual fuel HVAC system, remodeled kitchen with stone counter tops, four seasons sunroom that’s comfortable, has its own heat and cooling, and is fully usable year round, wooded back yard with stone patio, remodeled baths, cathedral / vaulted ceilings, gas logs, new double pane windows with integrated blinds, some wood floors (living/ dining and bedrooms are carpeted), garden windows, emergency generator fully integrated with house electricity — no power failures. I know you have the know-how, with pricing and special publicity, to make it sell quickly… although I also know it’s not in the price range that you most often deal with, and it’s in Durham — not sure how comfortable you feel working in Durham.

    Anyway, please let me know if you’re interested or would prefer to not bother with it. We will probably interview a couple of other possible agents as fail-safe possibilities, unless we hear first and decisively from you. If yoou would like to represent us, we can set up a date to establish a strategy and timeline.

    Thank you very much. Rosemary Hyde and Nancy Chew

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