11 Remodeling Trends That Stand The Test Of Time

The term “remodeling trends” gives people the impression that these are things that will go out of style. That is just not the case! Some remodeling trends are built to last and those are the kind you should be looking for. As a company who focuses on helping our customers remodel their kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, windows and doors, we know a thing or two about what comes and goes, and what is here to stay. Here are our top suggestions for your remodel if you’re looking for designs that won’t soon go out of style.

Timeless Remodeling Trends

Quartz Countertops

While granite was the top countertop material in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, quartz has given it a run for it’s money in recent years. This is due to the fact that it is super durable, more scratch, stain and heat resistant than granite. It comes in a wider variety of colors, is anti-bacterial, and never needs to be sealed! Can you say win?
quartz countertop remodeling trends

Open Concept

Open concept gained popularity in the last decade, and we have no idea why it took so long to catch on. Open concept spaces feel larger. They allow groups to congregate better and more seamlessly, making entertaining a breeze! When cooking dinner, the wife (or husband!) doesn’t feel cut off from the rest of the family. It is easier to see children playing while you do other things around the house with open sight lines. Open concept is definitely a remodeling trend that’s here to stay.

Integrated appliances

At one time, appliances may have been beautiful works of art. We’re not sure when that was, but they must have been, considering how people liked to put them front and center! One remodeling trend that we love is integrated appliances. They blend right in, giving your kitchen a more cohesive look.

White & Grey

White kitchens have always been timeless, and will continue to be. But another great neutral that has popped on the scene has been grey. We love grey cabinets, countertops, walls, and tile (but not all in the same kitchen). It’s easy to add pops of color to either of these colors so they don’t feel boring or sterile. They also allow you to mix up your accent pieces if you ever get bored!

Wood Look Floors

Hardwood flooring is still one of the most popular flooring choices. We’re not surprised. It’s beautiful. BUT, it’t not always right for every house hold. That’s why we’ve been so excited to see the surge of new technologies and remodeling materials that imitate wood, but have many of the benefits that wood doesn’t have. These include LVT  and LVP (Luxury Vinyl Tile and Plank) or wood look tile. They can be used in basements, bathrooms, or any other space that wood wasn’t typically welcome.

Shaker Style

Shaker style cabinets are one of the most popular door style of cabinetry, and for good reason. It is clean and chic enough for modern or contemporary spaces, cozy enough for traditional or farmhouse spaces, or classic enough for traditional. We offer many shaker styles in many different colors that always elevate the look of any space. Go for a clean white or grey, or choose the unfinished shaker and paint it a bold color! Any choice will be gorgeous.

Subway Tile

Subway tile is one of my favorite tile options. As someone who likes things to be on the bold side, this is somewhat surprising. But, when you think about how many different materials, colors, and finishes there are of subway tile, not to mention sizes, subway tile is anything but standard. Then, add in unique patterns or grout colors and you can truly make it your own. You can never go wrong using subway tile.

Creative Storage

I think we can all agree that clutter is not cute. Cabinets bursting at the seams makes a kitchen feel small, and toys around the living room make you feel like your whole house is dirty. The simple solution is to incorporate creative storage. This is one of my favorite remodeling trends, as it’s more about function than fashion, although it does make your home look better as well. Think built in cabinets in the dining or living room, or the ’11 minutes or less’ kitchen organization products!

Soaker Tubs

Soaker tubs were popular in centuries past, and they are just as popular today. While some styles have changed, the result is the same. A freestanding tub with a lot of space to stretch out and relax. These tubs are more comfortable, more spacious, and definitely nicer to look at. We offer many styles of freestanding soaker tubs at an amazing price!

Crown Moulding

Crown Moulding takes the look of any room to a higher level. It gives a more completed, finished feel. Crown is associated with upscale spaces, but you can add it into any home, in any room. Our crown comes in 16′ pieces, as opposed to the usually 8 or 10′, so you get great bang for your buck!

Bold Front Door

Your front door is like the smile of your home. It’s the first impression. Do you want your first impression to be meek and meager, or bold and beautiful! Our guess is the latter. Doors with side lites are great option for adding more elegance as well as natural light in your home. We have beautiful iron, wood, and fiberglass options for your front door refresh!
There you have it! Our 11 picks for timeless remodeling trends. What do you think about our picks? Do you have any others to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!

Builders Surplus is a full service renovation company with locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Newport, Kentucky, which also serves Cincinnati, Ohio. We are the leading provider of Ledge Stone, wall tile and backsplash tile in Louisville, Newport, and Cincinnati. We specialize in interior design, kitchen design, bathroom remodel, building materials, and home improvement. Interior Design and measurements come as a free service to our clients. We sell building materials ranging in every price point, from unfinished kitchen cabinets to top of the line Wellborn cabinets. In addition to interior design, we also offer installation services. If you have any questions or would like to set up a free design consultation with one of our interior designers, we would encourage you to do so. We love sharing our knowledge with clients & potential home renovators. We write about interior design, home decor, decorating ideas, and home improvement. We hope you’ll check back in for our next article! Happy Renovation!

Written By: Allie Bloyd