5 Kitchen Trends That Are Poised to Take Over in 2018. With a new year comes thoughts of how to renovate, refresh, and redecorate our living spaces. And where better to start than in the heart and hearth of the home, the kitchen? Check out the five kitchen trends poised to make a huge splash in 2018. Sage Is Going to Be the Hottest Color in 2018. Brace yourself, white and beige: There's a new neutral coming to town. According to the Pinterest 100 list, which is the website's prediction of trends that are going to be huge in 2018 based on what people are pinning, sage is about the have a serious moment. There's been a 170% increase in saves for "sage" decor — and it's easy to see why. This greyish green hue is a soft, muted color that's easy to decorate with, but doesn't veer into boring or predictable territory, hence why it's being dubbed a new neutral. This bedroom proves that the color blends seamlessly with just about anything, including wood, metallic finishes, and distressed fabric.
Shower or Tub? The Way You Bathe Could Affect Your Property Value. Do you rinse off in a glass-enclosed shower amid soothing rainforest sounds? Or would you rather lounge languidly in a porcelain clawfoot tub? Choose wisely. Your preference could affect your property value. According to The New York Times, real estate agents and designers are debating the value of tub over shower when it comes time to list a home. There isn’t any definitive data on how removing a tub affects resale value, but Jonathan J. Miller, president of the appraisal firm Miller Samuel, says not having a tub poses an issue for young families, “so the risk of impacting the value rises as the apartment size rises.” In other words, if your home gives off more Full House than bachelor pad vibes, keep the tub. On the flip side, Katherine Salyi, a broker at Sotheby’s International Realty, says removing the tub from a studio or one-bedroom often increases the home’s value by as much as 10%. For a two-bedroom or two-bathroom apartment though, Salyi says “if you were to take away all the tubs, it would have a negative impact. ”The end takeaway: invest in your bathroom in some form. Put money into your bathroom and “watch it go up every year,” advises James Mansfield, chief executive of West Village General Contracting. “Your house gets more valuable because of the alterations.”
Our 2017 Kitchen of the Year Combines the Best of Something Old and Something New. To celebrate the 10th annual House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year, San Francisco designer Jon de la Cruz whipped up a game-changing cook space worthy of the occasion. Loaded with the latest culinary conveniences, time savers and stylish customizations, it's a future-forward kitchen that doesn't forget the past — that's a happy anniversary, indeed!
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