Remodeling is alive and well in our beautiful community of Ahwatukee. In fact, more homeowners than ever are staying put and investing in their homes. Current trends are also revealing that 2020 will be another positive year for residential remodeling, even in the face of higher prices affected largely by tariffs on imported products.
According to the annual 2019 “Houzz & Home Survey,” over half of surveyed homeowners planned to continue or begin renovations on their home. According to the survey, there are two groups of homeowners who are choosing to remodel. The first group includes those who have lived in their home for six years or more and need to update it (61%). The second group includes those who have lived in their home for less than a year and do not want to wait to personalize it (56%).
Whether you decide to completely overhaul your home or focus on one specific area such as a kitchen or bathroom, this year has uncovered innovative materials and trends that will carry over into the new year.
2020 will bring a major comeback in colors, fabrics and metals (even mixed). Traditional homes in our area are still incorporating more cleaner designs and finishes with natural influences; however, there is a growing interest in integrating richer colors. The overall industry, including Arizona, will start to see more blacks, creams and caramel colors. Additionally, the Southwest region will also start to see more vibrant colors such as dusty teal and burnt orange.
There will be also an emphasis on woven fabrics with tribal and organic patterns. With regards to metals, copper and antique pewter are two finishes that add visual depth to a kitchen or bathroom design.
Clever storage ideas are also weaving their way into homes. For example, integrating open shelving into kitchen layouts allows our clients to showcase both functional and decorative items.
Large format tiles are still very popular as they can be used as both backsplash and wall tile. Some clients prefer them as they provide fewer grout joints and a cleaner vibe altogether.
Natural refined woods will be the focal point in creating a comfortable living space. Wood elements, such as wood plank tiles or a teak bench, will create warmth throughout a home.
From concept/design to implementation, our goal at Weeks & Mitchell is to always recommend materials that represent the unique styles of our clients. Come check out recent updates at our Design Center in Ahwatukee (4810 E Ray Rd, Suite 5, Phoenix, AZ 85044). We are open from 10:00am – 5:00pm (M-F). Weeks & Mitchell is an Ahwatukee-based residential contractor specializing in complete home remodels, kitchens, bathrooms and additions.