Q:  What are some of the most common renovations other homeowners are having done in their homes today?

A: Your home has the most value of any asset you own, both financially and personally. After all, most of your time is spent at home, so we understand how important getting renovations done right are. Whether you’re looking at updating floors, cabinets or trying to select a professional service to manage the process, we have some tips for you that are a great place to start.

1. It’s all in the Kitchen: This month we have had a trend of talking about the kitchen and all the reasons why the kitchen is the most popular area in the home to renovate. The modern kitchen, according to many experts, is where you and your family will go to not only feed your stomach, but the place where you’ll have the most conversations, and it’s becoming a place where your guests will actually spend more time. To learn more about creating an atmosphere that will draw and keep your guests in an inviting space give us a shout.   We are happy to talk about anything from color trends to appliance choices.

2. Go Rustic: One of the big trends for 2014 is going back in time. We aren’t talking necessarily changing your kitchen completely to reintroduce pioneer themes or recreate a country feel, but rustic is in! One of the easiest ways to achieve the rustic look and feel is to add brass fixtures and features throughout your kitchen. Rather than choosing the traditional shiny brass, go with dull or hammered brass finishes. And brass isn’t limited to the kitchen. Try it out in your bathrooms, flooring accents and lighting throughout the home.

3. Open, Spacious Bathrooms: Have you been on vacation lately? Would you like to? Well, consider a renovation that transforms your master bath into a place of relaxation and luxury. Whether it’s a large walk-in shower with multiple shower heads (big trend!!), or changing your colors scheme by using more neutral tones, getting that vacation feel is a top trend this year.

4. Neutral or Bright? While kitchens and baths are toning it down across the country to become more relaxing or generate a more streamlined feel, the rest of the home is tuning it up when it comes to brighter colors! Check out http://www.houzz.com/pro/theaffordablecompanies/the-affordable-companies to see how homeowners are introducing bright colors in their primary living areas.

Let ACo help you turn what’s drab into something that will stun your family, friends and guests alike! Contact us today for more information on getting started!