2017 Kitchen DIY and Remodeling Trends

kitchen island with new floor

It’s a new year, so how about a new kitchen? 2017 brings some great new trends in remodeling and some that are timeless. Get started on your remodel while keeping these helpful tips in mind.

Countertop
This is a pricey upgrade, but it will make a major difference to your kitchen. To help keep prices low on this remodel, go for quartz over marble. There are many green friendly options available and you can find a variety of trendy recycled countertops.

Kitchen Island
Kitchen islands have become a must in the kitchen – not only are they appealing but they are downright practical. Although it can be a costly upgrade, it’s well worth it, especially if you’re planning on selling your home. Leave one side hollow for a few stools and your kitchen will be irresistible.

Cupboards
Cupboards can be as cheap or as expensive as you want them to be. You can simply change the hardware and paint the cabinets, or you can replace them completely. When picking out colors, stick with white and bright this year.

Flooring
Linoleum floor is out when it comes to trendy kitchens in 2017. Wood flooring is all the rage and this year it has made its way into the kitchen. If you plan on selling your home in the next few years, consider updating your kitchen floor to wood.

Backsplash
This is a great way to add some color and a splash of texture to your kitchen. It has the potential to brighten up the room and appeal to potential buyers. When picking out backsplash, try to stick with neutral colors as vibrant bright colors and patterns can turn buyers away.

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