5 Kitchen Remodeling Trends: 2020 Edition

A lot of homeowners are thinking of doing kitchen remodeling in San Diego. If you choose to take on such a task you'll soon realize that it can be very difficult to make a decision when it comes to how you should remodel your kitchen. We're here to give you the details on current trends that are getting all the attention this year in kitchen showrooms and homes across San Diego!

1. Open Kitchen and Living Area

 Some ideas for this decor style include oversized islands that are large enough to accommodate 10 or more people for meals. This boosts functionality and reduces clutter between the two areas. You can also opt to deck out the kitchen with lavish features/appliances such as double door ovens and refrigerators. Lighting usually differentiates the space designated for the kitchen and that of the living room, but the color of the walls or even the kitchen appliances themselves matches between the two and makes everything cohesive. Kitchen remodeling with this decor has been seen many times in the San Diego area.

2. Stone Age

 Marble countertops provide a look of luxury and elegance to any home kitchen. What's great about this decor is that you can match it with other elements that will great a modern and sleek look, or make it look palatial. For example, metal finishes, particularly gold for your sink and other appliances can provide a very regal look to your kitchen. You can incorporate a simple polished wood such as Oak, for the cabinets which will add a more modern look. You can even opt for handmade tiling for the walls if you'd like to create a more textured look.

3. Dark & Dramatic

 You may not necessarily see a lot of kitchen remodeling in San Diego that has done the all black decor, but dare to be bold!  Black walls and black cabinetry with white or grey countertops add a dramatic look to your kitchen. What pairs really well with this decor is wood flooring because it gives a really rustic look. You can really achieve a luxurious look if you add glass tiles to your kitchen or a mosaic art piece to the walls. Be sure before you choose a dark design that you pick paint color schemes that will work well at different times of the day. If you go with a high gloss finish it will help "bounce" light around the room, this is great for small spaces!

4. Double Island Kitchen

 This kitchen trend is very popular but is reserved for large kitchens. This remodeling option can be purely aesthetic or it can be functional. If you use your kitchen frequently, then you can have one island for hosting and entertaining and the other can have a built in sink and/or dishwasher. If you like things to be symmetrical then the two islands can be the same size and crafted with the same materials; or, if you'd like to explore your creativity you can have a smaller island that's used as extra workspace and a bigger island for food preparation or hosting dinner parties. Due to the popularity of the area, many kitchen remodelings in San Diego feature a double island design.

5. Wood on Wood

 This is an excellent decor option for those who love a rustic look. An all wood kitchen features wooden appliances as well as wooden cabinetry. You can even take this to the next level with stone walls if you really want to give that mountain home feel throughout your kitchen. Light colored flooring can help make the appliances stand out or you can go with a darker color depending on the color of the wood. Most people go for neutral tones that match well with any other paint colors throughout the home.

Does Your Bathroom Need A Remodel?

Bathrooms are some of the most ‘delicate’ spaces in any home. Unlike other rooms that can be allowed to age a little bit, bathrooms have to be in good shape all year round because they are the hygiene headquarters of any given house. The kitchen holds the same position too. However, let’s focus on the bathroom for now. How do you tell that your bathroom needs some work? Here are a few pointers.

Mold infestation

Bathrooms are highly susceptible to mold due to the water and moisture that is constantly circulating and flowing around its surfaces. The walls and ceilings are especially affected. And because most bathrooms are light in color, the mold stands out like a sore thumb creating an eyesore for all that visit. If this is the case with your bathroom, a fresh coat of paint is past due. Not only that, you may also need to improve air circulation/ventilation in there by maybe installing a larger window.

Cracked, dirty or stained tiles

Most bathrooms are covered in tiles. There are tiles on the floor and there are tiles on the walls. Over time, tiles will show signs of age (or neglect). And it does get to a point where the only solution is to replace them. If your tiles are broken, cracked, or stained, you most probably need to retile the bathroom. The same applies if the grouting on your tiles is chipped, stained or missing in whole. Retiling your bathroom not only gives it a facelift, it also helps prevent water damage behind the walls and underneath the floor.

Poor lighting

No one enjoys taking a shower or a bath in a poorly-lit space. For one, everyone needs good visibility when taking a bath. Secondly, lighting is very important if the bathroom is to be kept clean. And third, great lighting simply makes a bathroom look elegant and chic. If your bathroom has just a single lonely dim bulb or no natural light whatsoever then consider installing modern lighting, improving the flow of natural light, and probably changing the wall décor to allow better light reflection.

Leaky faucets, pipes, shower or shower base

Plumbing is critical for a bathroom. The moment pipes and faucets start to fail the bathroom starts to get dysfunctional. And you don’t want your bathroom getting dysfunctional, whether it’s the toilet, the faucet, or the shower system. Not only can it get unhygienic, messy, and wasteful on water, it can also lead to water damage, rot, mold, algae, termites, and other related issues.

Outdated features

Last but not least, your bathroom needs a remodeling if it has outdated features. It’s very important to keep your décor updated with the times. And in 2019 some features are just too drab to have anymore. For example, if your bathroom still has glass bathroom tiles or that 1960’s green wall paint then it’s time to change it. A bright contemporary theme will immediately transform your space and make you want to spend more time in there.

Say no more when it comes to bathroom remodeling San Diego. Creative Design and Build has got you covered. We will help you choose the right style, source materials, and we’ll manage the entire project from A to Z!