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2018 Kitchen Remodeling Trends

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2018 Kitchen Remodeling Trends

A kitchen remodel is a great way to increase the value of your home and the usefulness of the space. If you’re planning to start your remodel this year or just a few simple upgrades to freshen up your kitchen, you’ll want to know what’s hot and what’s not.

While some kitchen trends change quickly, others stick around for some time. Before choosing your fixtures, paint colors and appliances, see what 2018 has in store for kitchen remodeling.

Are you ready to start your next kitchen remodel? Contact Jesse today and receive a consultation and quotes for free!

What’s Trending In The Kitchen

While some people plan to remodel and sell their homes, others are just in need of an upgrade for an outdated kitchen. Whatever the reason, this year’s trends should be incorporated whenever possible.

You may have noticed more and more kitchens in darker, deeper colors. Drama is in this year when it comes to the kitchen, as well as keeping it clear and uncluttered so it can truly be the heart of the home. “Kitchens really are the gathering place of the home,” Emily Hoefler, kitchen and bath specialist at Renovations Group Inc said. “These spaces have evolved to accommodate the modern family.  Creating a space where you can cook a meal while also entertaining or even just gathering with your family on a weeknight has really changed kitchen design.”

As kitchens transition to be casual spaces to entertain and welcome guests, here’s what you’ll find trending in 2018:

  • Open Shelving
  • Kitchen Island & Seating
  • Copper Finishes
  • Tech-Savvy Spaces
  • Darker Hues
  • Wood Countertops
Open Shelving 2018 Kitchen Trends

1. Open Shelving

A trend that tops the list for 2018 is open shelving. This has been an up-and-coming trend for some time. If a homeowner does not want to deal with the expense of a new cabinet installation and wants to embrace the minimalism trends, open shelving is the solution. It makes the space look open and airy, which is what homeowners are looking for when it comes to their kitchens.

2. Kitchen Islands & Seating

While kitchen islands are a feature you’ll find in many kitchens, the idea of utilizing them as a central gathering point is what homeowners are remodeling for. “We’ve known for a while now that dining rooms were on the out,” Hoefler said. “But, now I’m seeing a lot of people forgoing traditional seating and incorporating most or all of their seating at an island or a peninsula. People entertain, and families are more on-the-go, so they want flexible seating near the kitchen.”

If you have a kitchen island, getting on board with this trend will be easy for you. Create some seating arrangements and a centerpiece to make it a gathering point for all.

Copper Sink

3. Copper Finishes

In any room in the home, warm metallics are in style this year. When it comes to the kitchen, copper is the finish to have. From faucets to kitchen cabinet hardware, copper can be used to add a sleek look to the room. Most of these updates are affordable as well, making it a budget-friendly way to change the décor of your kitchen.

4. Tech-Ready Kitchens

The latest kitchen gadgets incorporate smart technology into their function. This trend was popular in 2017 and will carry through 2018 as more new technology appears. The kitchen is now a tech-savvy space. From automated cooking appliances to simply telling your lights to turn on, these are items a home chef can only dream of. This year, make sure that your kitchen is prepared for all the new technology by creating docking stations and more outlets to plug in all your devices. The average cost to install an outlet is $193.

Dark Kitchen Walls 2018 Trends

5. Darker Hues

As a surprise to many, darker kitchen paint colors will be popping up across the country. Charcoal, navy blue and forest green are all hot colors to have. This matches with this year’s bathroom trends as well, as navy blue with be the popular color to have.

This also goes for your cabinetry colors as well. “Blue cabinetry is huge right now, especially as an accent on an island,” Hoefler said. “A dark blue island with white perimeter cabinetry is a very popular look.”

If you’re planning on changing the color of your kitchen this year, the average cost to paint an interior is $1,679, with most homeowners spending between $1,130 and $1,826. However, depending on the size of your kitchen, this cost could be less.

Wood Countertops 2018 Kitchen Trends

6. Wood Countertops

Natural elements are a hot item to have in any area of the home. If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen this year, consider adding wood countertops. These are a trendy feature to have in your kitchen and will also benefit home chefs. It’s a rustic look that will look great paired with any of this year’s trends.  If you’re looking for an eco-friendly option, consider reclaimed wood countertops.

What’s Out In 2018

When it comes to kitchen trends, a few may go out of style. At the top of the list are pot fillers, which many homeowners were including with kitchen remodels. “They seemed like a great idea, and a lot of people were excited to incorporate them,” Hoefler said. “Now, it seems that people don’t really use them. It’s an extra expense for an under-utilized item.”

Other kitchen features you won’t be seeing in 2018 are:

  • Bright Accents: With current trends pointing towards deep and dramatic colors, bright accents won’t fit into this color scheme.
  • Hanging Pot Racks: While pot racks that hang from the ceiling or wall are certainly space-saving, open shelving makes it possible to store and display your pots neatly.
  • Window Treatments: When it comes to the kitchen, keeping it open and airy is key.

Conclusion

Kitchen trends this year focus on making the room a warm place for all to gather. Try a few of your favorites and give your kitchen a whole new look!

Custom Kitchen Remodeling

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Kitchen Redo

Most home improvement projects will improve your home’s resale value. But, just like in any investment, it’s critical to understandand what are your best, most affordable, and most reliable choices.If you’ve been reading up to this point, chances are there’s at least a small part of you strongly considering the move on your own home kitchen remodeling. Good news is, we’re here to help you and are here to build & customize a well planned kitchen remodel for your own comfort.Of course, improvement of your home’s resale value is just a factoring price. Beyond that, a modern, upgraded, customized kitchen adds major buyer interest. It is one of the most sought home upgrades and will certinately be a huge selling point, all of which means that your home will sell quicker when the time comes. Additionally, and most importantly, you get to admire and love it yourself for as long as you own your home.So, let’s talk business. What does a well-planned kitched remodel actually involve?Function&Flow: Is your kitchen easily accesible? Is the space reachable and and utilized well? Is there adequate storage and space? Is it in good condition?Openess: Is your kitchen an open area? Is it welcoming? Does it feel inviting and hospitable?Cabinets: Are they in a good condition? Are they spacious? Have they been replaced? If not, have they at least been refinished? How old is the hardware? Customers use cabinets as a diameter for how they view, not just the kitchen, but the home overall.Counters: Are your countertops a solid surface? natural stone? granite? quartz? or glass? Are they clean and free of stains? Are they in a good shape? Are they confortable as a surface?Overall Aesthetic: How do all these parts get along? Cabinets, counters, flooring, lighting and appliances; do they all work together to produce your perfect matching kitchen space?It may seem like a bit to take in, but reassuring these aspects to build the perfect kitchen model is your ticket to improve your home value and satisfaction. Our design team at  Riverview Contracting is more than happy to help you and answer any questions you may have.Contact us today for a free estimate (804)436-3463

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3 Home Upgrades That Are Worth the Investment

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This season, why not treat yourself by realizing the dreams you have for your home? Whether you’re undertaking a minor remodel or complete home renovation, your project can enhance your quality of living and boost your home’s curb appeal and value if done right.

River View Contracting is here to help you get the most out of your project. Our team will work closely with you to create the home you love. We recommend tackling the following upgrades:

Kitchen Remodeling

Your kitchen is the hub of your home, which is why it’s important to ensure it is functional and welcoming at all times. Updating this room can generate a high return on investment.

You can count on us to bring new life to your cramped and dingy kitchen. From rearranging appliances to choosing the right fixtures, we’ll suggest design ideas that suit your style and needs. If you only need a small update, you can take advantage of our custom kitchen cabinet installation. This can improve the space’s functionality and beauty without the steep price tag.

Home Additions

If your home is becoming short on space, that doesn’t mean you have to move out. Instead, you can maximize its potential by building an addition. You can use this as an extra bedroom, a lounging area or even a studio. Your imagination is the only limit.

With our thoughtful design and innovative techniques, we can create a seamless connection between your home and your addition. We match the details of your interior to preserve visual consistency.

Outdoor Living Spaces

Having your own outdoor oasis provides several benefits for you and your home. Whether it’s a deck or patio, it gives you a great venue for admiring your picturesque views, hosting parties with your friends or just enjoying a quiet dinner with your loved ones. Our crew can help you design your own serene haven.

River View Contracting is your one-stop shop for complete remodeling services, including bathroom cabinet renovations. Contact us at (804) 436-3463 and let us help you plan your project. We offer our stellar services to homeowners in Virginia’s Northern Neck

 

Great Summer Renovation Projects

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For most people, home renovations answer a family need- perhaps a finished basement for the kids’ playroom or an upgraded master bath. All of these are worthwhile projects if you plan to remain in your home for more than a couple of years. On the other hand, if you’re looking to add value right away, your dream renovation may be a sleek new kitchen with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances or a fabulous in-ground pool. So, with the summer here, what better time than now to start your home renovations?

 

Top Renovation Ideas

  • Adding a Wooden Deck – Realtors have noticed that home buyers are favoring decks because they’re a great way to entertain family and friends year round. A deck not only adds value to the home, but it also adds an outdoor space for you to get cozy in. The study found that the project return on investment on this is 77.3%
  • Finish your basement: If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to add extra living space to your home, a basement remodel can offer a 70% return on investment.
  • Painting your home: When painting outside, summer means you don’t have to deal with spring storms or winter snows. When you are doing the work inside, you have the advantage of keeping all the windows wide open for the best ventilation and drying.
  • Replace your windows and doors: In addition to improving curb appeal, upgrading windows and doors typically makes homes more energy efficient.
  • Landscape your garden: If you want to landscape and add some color to your garden, then summer is the time to do it, as plants and shrubs need the warm months to become acclimated to their new home.

Benefits of Renovating Your Home

Among the many other advantages of renovating a home are the benefits of reduced maintenance and utility costs. Home repair costs often increase significantly when maintenance is ignored or postponed too long, but by starting an improvement project when a problem first appears, it will often save you from additional expenditures. Replacing windows, doors or siding will result in greater security and a higher level of energy efficiency. When you replace outdated and insufficient insulation with newer and more efficient materials, your energy savings will be substantial over time too. Even the addition of a sunroom can reduce energy consumption and lower the operating cost of a house.

Create Your Dream Home with River View Contracting

Whether you are seeking the dream kitchen you have always wanted or the dream home you have always pined for, River View Contracting is here to help. With over 20 years of experience and a fantastic reputation, River View Contracting can make your dreams a reality. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service, professional expert workers, and competitive rates. To learn more about our custom home building, visit us online or give us a call at 804-436-3463. To learn more about our services and who we are, follow us on Houzz, Pinterest, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

THREE EXCELLENT REASONS TO START PLANNING YOUR SPRING HOME RENOVATION PROJECTS NOW

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Here in the Northern Neck spring is just around the corner! With the transition to warmer weather and longer days, you may be itching to prepare your dwelling for the months ahead. Spring offers some bountiful opportunities to work on your home and update its appearance both inside and out. The following are some spring renovation project ideas that can boost your home’s functionality and aesthetic.

With winter beginning to wind down, and spring just around the corner, many homeowners out there are trying to find something to look forward to since the excitement of the holidays and the new year has passed. While most homeowners are likely going to be quite busy when the weather finally turns and spring arrives in full force, we still have a little bit of time to wait before that happens. Spring can be a wonderful time for a number of projects around the house, but renovation projects are easily some of the most popular. It’s not too soon to call and start on your new expanded kitchen or home addition, now is definitely the best time to start planning for it. There are a number of excellent benefits to planning your upcoming home renovation project before the weather takes a turn for warmer temperatures in the upcoming weeks, and to help highlight just what a couple of those are, we have taken the time to put together this short list that we hope will help.

More Time To Plan

One of the biggest benefits in starting to plan your upcoming home renovation now before the spring arrives in full force is because you will have a great deal of extra time to really nail down all of the details of your upcoming project. Beginning the planning stage of your project now gives you ample time to go over all of your ideas and renovation goals with your family and friends to determine what the best course of action is going to be. This also gives you plenty of time to determine what your overall budget is going to be and which project, or projects, you are going to try to get done in the coming months. All of this extra time also means that you can get in contact with your local contractor and go over your ideas to get a firm idea of what is going to be possible and what kind of price point you are going to be looking at in order to get the project done the way you want it.

Flexible Scheduling

Taking the time to start planning your upcoming renovation project now means that you are also likely going to have your pick of the best scheduling options available in the spring. Most other homeowners aren’t going to be looking at when their contractor is going to be able to take care of their project at this time of year as they are still determining whether or not they are going to be getting anything done at all. Scheduling your project now means you are much more likely to be able to get a time frame that is going to be convenient for you a opposed to just taking what they have available. River View Contracting can work with your schedule to get the job done right and on time!

More Warm Weather Enjoyment

One of the biggest problems with spring and summer renovation projects around the house tends to be the fact that by the time the work is complete, you have already lost a great deal of valuable time that you could have otherwise spend enjoying your new features. By planning your project out now and scheduling it early in the spring, however, you can have your project done in time to enjoy the entirety of the upcoming spring and summer seasons. This can be especially beneficial if your prospective renovation project has anything to do with your home’s outdoor spaces. Contact our team at River View Contracting today!

If you are looking for a professional Northern Neck renovation contractor, give us a call today at 804-436-3463, or fill out our online request formEmail jesse@riverviewnnk.com

Home Office Design Inspiration

home office design inspiration

Home Office Design Inspiration

Adding or renovating a stylish home office will give you a place to work, as well as add value to your home. A home office should be a dedicated space that allows for minimal distractions and maximum focus. Luckily, there are plenty of design elements that will help you achieve the style you want in your home office.

For those of you  that are taking on a home office addition, renovation or remodel, here are a few inspirational ideas that you can add into your plans.

 

 

 

It’s All About the Desk (and Chair)

home office ideas and inspirationA home office desk isn’t simply the place you get work done – it’s the main focal point and design element of the room. The desk and chair you choose will dictate almost all of the other decorative items in the room, so make this your first purchase, before any decor. Take advantage of this by getting a stylish office desk and chair that will make a statement as soon as you walk into the room.

 

 

 

 

 

Make Room for Plenty of Shelves

home office shelving options

As a place of work, you should have plenty of available shelf space for books, files, awards and decorations. Organizing these important items is essential to maximize productivity and concentration. Additionally, a home office that’s well organized will help optimize your workflow. Built in shelves can help to create a cohesive look throughout the office. If you want to reduce the stress of finding the perfect filing cabinet or storage system, opt for something that is a permanent fixture, you can always adjust what you fill the space with if your tastes or needs change in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

Take Advantage of the View (If You’ve Got One)

home office design inspiration- home office addition

While not everyone will have a spectacular view – or even windows – those that do should take advantage of it. After all, a window lets in light that brightens up the room, keeping you more alert  and gives you something to take your mind off work during inevitable breaks during the day. Keep your windows front and center by keeping them free of blinds or curtains and position your desk towards the window so you have a view of outside.  

 

 

 

 

 

Add Texture to the Walls, Floors and/or Ceiling

home office design inspiration

To create a stronger sense of depth, work some textures into the walls, floors and/or ceiling. Get creative with some old, reclaimed wood and install an accent wall for a more layered design style. For a less permanent solution you can try a patterned wallpaper that can be changed with minimal effort if you decide to switch it up. You can also try unique patterns with the floor or ceiling to add interest and intrigue that will peak visitors interest immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

Use Lines to Your Advantage

lines in home office

To give your home office a more spacious feeling, use lines to your advantage. Lines that run the length of the room will provide more depth and make the space feel much larger than it is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Utilize Any Space

Kitchen Home Office Design Ideas

 

Wherever there is counter space, you can add a home office. Repurpose some space in your kitchen or basement and transform it into a workspace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Creative with Accent Furniture

home office design inspiration

Whether it’s a couch or a couple of chairs, a piece of accent furniture can add that extra dash of style you may be missing. It also gives a place for clients to sit when talking business, as well as a spot for you to kick back and relax after a hard day’s work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need Help Styling Your Home Office?

Contact Riverview Contracting Today! We’re a premier provider of home office additions, renovations and remodels in Virginia’s Northern Neck. If you’re looking for a trusted partner for your upcoming construction project, get in touch with us. 

Kitchen Remodel ROI & Remodeling with Investment in Mind (Part 1)

Kitchen Remodel ROI  & Remodeling with Investment in Mind (Part 1)

You want a new kitchen! A beautiful, functional kitchen that you and your family will love. But is the money to remodel worth the value you’ll get out of your home if you decide to sell?  What would your ROI (return on investment) be if you remodel and then move?

A kitchen is one of the first rooms a potential homeowner looks at when buying a home. So a well-maintained, updated kitchen is a big part of a home’s value. How big exactly?

Pretty big according to this respected online remodeling resource: In their 2016 Cost-vs-Value report they share that a homeowner remodeling a kitchen in the Richmond -Tidewater area should expect to recoup 72-76% of their investment. Dollars well spent! In comparison, the surrounding South Atlantic area boasted a smaller but still impressive value of 62-65% ROI on their kitchen remodel.

So how do you design a kitchen that you will love while still getting the most for your money if you decide to sell?  Stay tuned for our next post and we’ll share how! 

Get remodeling! Connect with us here at Riverview Contracting to start talking about your new kitchen today. Serving the Northern Neck Area, including Northumberland, Lancaster, and Northumberland Counties and the Middle Peninsula.

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