Hottest Home Remodeling Trends of 2018

While the concept of remodeling isn’t new, there are always updated trends that surface each year.  According to the Normandy Remodeling Design Team, this year is all in the details — including architectural elements,   smarter storage solutions and new hardware and fixture finishes.

If you are motivated to make a change, here’s where home remodeling is headed for 2018:

Multiple Projects at Once – Homeowners are in it for the long-haul. Instead of breaking out projects, they are opting to renovate everything at the same time. For example, refreshing the exterior of the home while remodeling the interior or re-working the entire first floor instead of just the kitchen. Going all-in allows all underlying issues to get addressed at once. living room with shelving open to adjoining dining room
Adding Architectural Details – Tray ceilings and new wainscoting patterns are just a few details you can expect to see. All details have clean lines and an air of elegance and simplicity. Gray wainscoting in a modern style
Making Room for an Eating Nook – It seems that more and more families are spending time in the kitchen. That being said, a small bump out for an eating nook not only creates extra dining space, but frees up the island and rest of the kitchen for other activities. Dining table in the kitchen
Maximizing Storage – Drawer dividers and roll outs have always been a thing. But, thoughtful storage is going one step further.  For example, adding a second beverage refrigerator frees up real-estate in the main fridge. Custom closet organization maximizes every inch of space and pull outs in your bathroom can hold smaller toiletries and cosmetic items. drawer and shelf dividers in master bathroom vanity
A Navy Coat of Paint for Cabinetry – Move over black and white, there’s a new neutral in town. Navy cabinetry is growing in popularity. You’ll see it in plenty of 2018 kitchens. Master bathroom vanity with navy paint and separate shower
New Hardware and Plumbing Fixtures – Brushed brass, rose gold and matte black finishes are in for 2018. They are a refresh on standard staples like polished nickel, adding a little extra glam and style. Brushed brass sconces

Set up an appointment with a member of the Normandy Design Team to move forward with your next home renovation project in more detail. Or, register to attend an upcoming 2018 kitchen, bathroom or addition workshop to learn more about the remodeling process. You can also follow Normandy Remodeling on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for more design ideas and inspiration.

Normandy Designers Created Award-Winning Projects for their Clients

NARI Greater Chicagoland Logo What do a kitchen, an entertainment center, a second story addition, and a powder room all have in common?  They are just a sampling of the projects that recently received Remodeling Excellence Awards from NARI Greater Chicagoland. In fact, there were 15 Normandy projects that claimed awards this year, representing renovations from 14 different homes in Chicago and the suburbs.

Normandy Designers and their NARI Greater Chicagoland Remodeling Excellence Awards
Pictured from Left to Right: Front row – Kathryn O’Donovan, Bill Peterson, Chelsi Smith, Karen Chanan. Back row – Troy Pavelka, Jeremy Paris, Ashley Noethe, Jennifer Cross, Leslie Lee, President Andy Wells. Not Pictured: Liz Reifschneider

Ten different Normandy Designers took home awards for their clients’ renovations including Leslie Lee, Jennifer Cross, Karen Chanan, Jeremy Paris, and Bill Peterson.  Troy Pavelka, Chelsi Smith, and Liz Reifschneider each took home two awards, and Ashley Noethe and Kathryn O’Donovan are each credited three award winning projects.

The 11 first place awards and 4 honorable mentions span projects from single interior elements to additions and whole home renovations. We’ll be sharing details about all the award winning projects in the coming weeks. Watch for the project highlights to see more photos of these award-winning renovations and to learn about the families that get to call these beautiful spaces home.

If you’re looking to get an award-winning renovation started for your own home, you can schedule a meeting with one of the talented Normandy Designers and Architects.  Still in the “thinking about it” stage? Sign up for one of the upcoming workshops or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to find daily inspiration.

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