Looking to remodel your home? If yes then read on. We’ve rounded up three intriguing remodeling trends that we’ve seen so far this year.
1. Solar Shutters
Solar shutters are a great option for homeowners who want to replace their old window shutters. These multipurpose shutters block the sun while at the same time gather energy that can be used in the home. Each louver is fitted with photovoltaic (PV) panels and a small inverter. The inverter is plugged directly into an outlet that transmits power to your electrical system.
On a sunny day, one set of shutters can produce approximately 350 watts of power an hour. This amount of power is enough to power a home office – a laptop, computer and a few lights.
2. Hardworking Kitchen Storage Walls
Kitchen remodels remain the most in-demand home updates as homeowners search for timeless designs, low maintenance options, and more open space. Many designers and homeowners are doing away with upper cabinets and pushing all kitchenware onto a single storage wall. This spot frees up a lot of used space to create a breezy kitchen.
Mudrooms are a growing trend in today’s homes. A good mudroom design can provide solutions for organizing household items that a typical family uses daily like coats, boots and book bags. Mudrooms can also act as a pet station, with dedicated space for pet litter and a utility sink for grooming.