What Are the Top Remodeling Trends this Summer?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Top Remodeling Trends this Summer?

Your Calcagni Real Estate agent found the perfect Connecticut house for you and your family–but now, you want to personalize it to really make it feel like home. If your thoughts keep coming back to remodeling your kitchen, you’re in luck: This summer has some remodeling trends for every budget–and they’re trends that are classic enough to keep you and your family happy for years to come.

Supersized kitchen islands

Kitchen islands have long been a favorite among Connecticut homeowners, and this summer’s trend is to make them supersized. According to RealSimple.com, many newer kitchen islands are now clocking in at 7 feet and over, with room to prep food, eat, and use as a work or homework station (maybe even at the same time!). Many homeowners are also choosing to install cabinetry for extra storage in their islands, making them as functional as they are beautiful.

Shaker cabinets are making a comeback

While flat panel cabinets have gained popularity over the last several years for their sleek, modern aesthetic, this summer has seen a rise in the always classic Shaker cabinet look. Still minimalist with a flat center panel and square edges, Shaker cabinets fit in seamlessly with many different decorating styles. And, their clean lines make them ideal for painting any number of colors, like white, black, grey, or deep blue. Feeling extra creative or craving more color? Shaker cabinets will also do well with bright hues or soft pastels.

Kitchen floors go vinyl

Hardwood floors will always have a special place in our hearts, but with the exciting introduction of high-quality vinyl flooring to the market–including many options that closely mimic hardwood–many Connecticut homeowners are opting to go for easy-care vinyl flooring. Water-resistant, easy to clean, and long wearing, vinyl floors can also feel softer underfoot, making them ideal to stand on for extended periods and safer for preserving those accidentally dropped plates.

More privacy, please

After years of spending more time at home, some Connecticut homeowners are now opting to add a little more privacy to their open layouts. Erecting a wall or adding a door to delineate between living spaces gives the option for more privacy between family members, and may help alleviate stressful situations that occur when Zoom calls and real life collide.

Cutting down on clutter is a priority

From professionally installed pantry shelving to cabinets and kitchen drawers that have built-in organization for plates, spices, and beyond, cutting down on clutter is a remodeling trend that is definitely on the rise this summer. Like the increase in privacy due to more of us being at home together more often, streamlining kitchen ware and keeping surfaces and cabinets neat for all those extra hours under the same roof may go a long way to feeling less stressed.

If you’ve remodeled the Connecticut home your Calcagni Real Estate helped you find, we’d love to see a picture! Just tag us @calcagnirealestatect on Instagram or @CalcagniRealEstate on Facebook.


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