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Get the Scoop on Remodeling Trends that are Hot Right Now!

A piece from Coastal Home magazine about five hot coastal design trends popped up in our feed recently, and we thought we’d take a look at them here on the blog. In the article, Marnie Ousler (star of DIY network’s Big Beach Builds) talks about the things her clients are asking for right now. Let’s dive in and see what’s trending now—along the way we’ll give these ideas our own spin and talk about ways you can incorporate these trends in your Florida home!

All-White Kitchens with Wood Islands

White kitchens have been popular for decades, and the trend isn’t going away any time soon. There’s just something about a clean white kitchen that clicks for many people. Twenty years ago wood countertops were popular, and while the style has never really gone away, it’s having a resurgence again. A wood countertop—especially when it’s on a focal point like an island—can really warm up a white space and provide an organic element that grounds the space. 

White Kitchen with Wood Counters is on trend in 2019
This kitchen blends classic white cabinets with warm wood counters, a rustic brick accent wall, and a modern range hood.

Color Pops

Another way to warm up a white kitchen is to use pops of color in one major element. Color pops are on Ousler’s list, and she recommends using a tile backsplash or shower as a way to bring in vibrancy and break up neutrals. We love the bright tile idea, but we also think kitchen cabinets can be a surprising and super chic way to bring in that color. Check out our Pinterest board full of fabulous colored cabinets mixed in with white! 

Bunk Rooms (That Aren’t Just for Kids!)

We’ve seen some pretty terrific bunk rooms lately. Especially nice in vacation homes that tend to see lots of overnight visitors, bunk rooms have grown up. Look for custom carpentry, high end finished, and modern style.  

Open Plans

Warm wood library nook in open floor plan renovation.
This library nook with natural wood lends a sense of coziness in an open home.

Ousler calls this a current trend, but we’d argue that open concept floor plans have surpassed the trend status and become the standard for most new build and home remodeling work. Although there will always be people who prefer a more traditional plan, many modern families prefer to have the heart of the home (aka – the kitchen) as the centerpiece of their living space. But even for those that love the open concept, it’s important to incorporate spaces where people can feel private. At Coastal Home Pros, we love building in nooks that can double as mini libraries, extra seating, or dining alcoves. It’s an easy way to add character, charm, and functionality within an open floor plan. 

Natural Wood Accents

Like the wood countertops in the kitchen that Ousler recommends, natural wood accent walls and ceilings can warm up a home that is primarily decorated with whites and neutral colors. The wood provides a touch of something rustic and organic. Whitewashed brick can also provide a similar stylish accent. 

Let Coastal Home Pros Help with your Renovation Project

We’ve got the local experience and expertise to help you bring these ideas and more to life in your home. Maybe you just want a budget refresh with new counters, fixtures, and/or paint. Or maybe you’re ready to take on a massive remodeling project. Either way, we’re here for you with skilled craftsman and great customer service. Ready to get started? Give us a call at 850-745-3085 or reach out through the contact page!

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