For most people, their home is their haven. It’s the personal space where they relax, make memories, and conduct daily tasks. So naturally they want their home design to be comfortable, clutter-free, and practical for every aspect of life.
Although homeowners’ tastes vary, they all desire attractive design choices and products that make life easier, creating not only a functional environment, but a sanctuary in which to recharge. It’s no surprise to us as Dallas remodelers that this theme continued in 2022, where homeowners sought out practical and popular design choices and product options.
Here is a look at our client’s most asked about design choices and products for 2022.
Pullouts of All Kinds
Who doesn’t want to maximize their available storage? Adding pullouts to cabinetry is the perfect solution. They offer roomy options for all things big and small, and allow easy access to frequently used items in those important spaces around the house.
The kitchen, for example, is one spot where pullouts maximize storage in extraordinary ways. From spices and pantry items, baking sheets, and cutting boards, to small appliances, pots, utensils, and more, pullouts house those common and tricky items, lending attractive function and streamlining prep, cooking, and clean up time.
Pullout options include:
Blind Corner Optimizers
These handy pullouts maximize awkward or unusable kitchen corner space, offering storage solutions for a variety of items from utensils to pantry goods and more. Blind corner pullouts are deeper and provide great storage potential right where you need it. Depending on the homeowner’s needs, partitions for drawers are available, offering additional organizational options in those once tricky, hard to reach places.
Spice pullouts rescue homeowners from messy collections of seasonings, offering attractive solutions to a common kitchen dilemma. Whether previously housed on the countertop or stuffed haphazardly in a cabinet, spices now have an organized home. Available in a variety of options, they suit different sized spice containers and allow quick, easy access near the main cooking and baking areas.
Pullout shelves within cabinets relieve common storage issues, helping better organize and store items throughout the home. They allow easier access to necessities like dishes, pots and pans, and cleaning supplies. By expanding a cabinet’s capacity, these handy shelves reduce clutter, help avoid awkwardly stacked or hard to reach items, and reduce breakage for fragile goods. In addition to being an option with new cabinetry from Dallas remodeler Blackline Renovations, pullouts can be customized to suit existing cabinets too.
The storage of garbage and recyclables in the kitchen is a universal problem. Trash/recycle pullouts, however, solve this issue, offering an attractive, efficient solution. With various sizes and other options, trash and recyclables are contained and out of sight. In addition to freeing up floor space, some pullouts also store trash bags. One option includes a pull-out cutting board with an opening for waste to slide right into the garbage. Sitting at counter height, this clever feature helps save time during meal preparation.
Laundry Hamper Pullouts
Laundry hamper pullouts are another helpful innovation for Dallas homeowners. Much like kitchen trash/recycle pullouts, they house dirty laundry. They store clean laundry too, keeping it fresh and out of sight until it’s time to put it away. Situated in a convenient spot near the washing machine and dryer, these pullouts come in assorted sizes with features such as tilt or pull-out bins. Many offer removable baskets too, for collecting and delivering laundry throughout the home.
Other rooms that benefit from pullouts include:
- Bedrooms – Many an organized closet boasts pullouts of all sizes, providing storage for seasonal clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and linens.
- Bathrooms – Pullouts offer tidy nooks for towels, bath products, makeup, shaving accessories, first aid items, hair dryers, and even cleaning supplies.
- Home office – Whether working from home or not, this space is most efficient when supplies are easily reached in organized pullouts.
- Laundry room – Not just for laundry supplies, homeowners store cleaning products and other household items here, so pullouts help keep everything in its place.
- Garage – Hardy pullouts supply storage for everything from automotive supplies and small lawn/garden tools to paint, stain, and power/hand tools.
Adding Cabinets to the Countertop
Another popular design choice for Dallas homeowners in 2022 was the Appliance Garage. Also known as Countertop Cabinets, they provide storage for small appliances like toasters, coffee makers, mixers, air fryers, and more. Designed to offer attractive yet purposeful storage, these cabinets reduce clutter while blending seamlessly into the kitchen design.
Countertop Cabinets are available in a range of styles, colors, and finishes to match or complement a new or remodeled kitchen. Their options include shelves, drawers for small items like cutlery and napkins, as well as glass doors where homeowners can display glassware and dishes. Available in a myriad of popular design choices from subtle to bold, they suit any style home.
Undercounter Refrigerator Drawer
Undercounter Refrigerator Drawers offer additional under the counter, pull out, refrigerator space. Conveniently situated, they’re designed to provide quick, organized access to fruit, vegetables, yogurt, beverages, and more. They free up space in the primary refrigerator, are within easy reach for everyone from children to guests, and are the perfect complement to entertaining or late-night snacking.
Homeowners enjoy their seamless, attractive appearance, as they blend into existing cabinetry. Other convenient details include LED interior lighting, soft close drawers, and adjustable temperature zones. Their use isn’t limited to the kitchen, as undercounter refrigerator drawers are suitable in the home office or gym, media or game room, mother-in-law suite, or outdoor living spaces.
Dedicated Coffee Station
The Dedicated Coffee Station is equipped with everything you need to start the day off right. Often contained within existing cabinets, it offers convenient, clutter free access. This handy caffeine boosting nook might be tucked into a corner under wall cabinets or shelving or nestled within a Countertop Cabinet.
Hosting all the necessities such as coffeemaker, coffee, mugs, spoons, sweeteners, and flavorings in one convenient spot, it’s useful any time of day. This cozy niche can offer tea, hot chocolate, and other warm beverages too.
Dramatic Appeal with Quartzite Countertops
Many Dallas homeowners are choosing Quartzite for beautifully dramatic, durable countertops. This natural stone offers a gorgeous finish suitable for any kitchen island or countertop. No two slabs of Quartzite are alike; each homeowner’s countertops are unique, customized by nature just for them. The bonus – this lovely material offers the look of marble without the steep price tag.
Able to stand up to any kitchen task, Quartzite’s durability exceeds that of granite and steel. No worries regarding damage from acidic foods like lemons or vinegar, as its finish is safe from etching. The porous surface only needs to be sealed once a year and is extra hardy, standing up to accidental dings, sharp knives, and other mishaps.
Mix and Match Cabinetry Colors
Another trend we’re helping Dallas homeowners achieve is mixing and matching cabinetry colors. This technique for adding interest can include using a combination of cabinet colors or by pairing painted and stained cabinets together. It suits any design style, from traditional to modern, and adds personality to the kitchen.
Examples of this trend include highlighting an island’s Quartzite countertop with a dark painted base. Or, dark wood grain base cabinets could pair well with an Appliance Garage in a lighter, neutral paint shade. The two-tone look has nearly endless possibilities and adds dimension to any size kitchen, making a unique, attractive statement.
Tile that Makes a Statement
Tile offers great options for making a statement in a new or remodeled kitchen or bath. From marble, ceramic, and travertine, to glass and metal, sophisticated tile design possibilities are numerous. Tile infuses any space with rich color, depth, and texture, whether with an intricate mosaic design or a simple subway spread.
A tile backsplash provides the perfect backdrop to unite kitchen cabinets and countertops, or to create a statement with a bold design or striking shades. Add life to a shower by choosing an attractive pattern on the walls to complement existing bathroom decor. Whether elaborate or simple, tile is a beautiful, durable option that makes a statement for years to come.
Mirrors with Built-In Light
Backlit and Lighted mirrors are popular with Dallas homeowners for new construction and remodels. Elegant and sophisticated, these attractive mirrors add value to the home, supplying the bathroom or bedroom with ample, even lighting. Tasks such as shaving, grooming, and makeup application are easier with their soft infusion of light. Available with features like motion and touch sensors, demisting, dimmable, and Bluetooth capabilities, they are a practical choice.
Both feature energy saving LED lights to provide modern, ambient illumination, offering a well-lit reflection similar to natural lighting. Backlit mirror lights are placed behind the mirror, while Lighted mirror lights are mounted on the front. While Backlit mirrors are mounted on the wall, Lighted mirrors aren’t always, as they are available in freestanding and smaller, portable varieties. When choosing between the two mirrors, assess preferences and needs for which suits best.
Mortar Wash for Exterior Brick
Mortar Wash, also called German Schmear, is a technique that uses mortar to refresh a home’s brick exterior. There are two types of Mortar Wash, Slurry and German Schmear. Both options offer great curb appeal with a unique finish that’s attractive and long lasting.
The Slurry technique is done by applying mortar over the brick, removing some mortar while it’s still wet. The finish is like smooth stucco, where some original brick texture is evident. German Schmear is similar, spreading mortar with more control, leaving certain bricks exposed and others completely covered, creating more visual texture and color variation.
Choosing the Right Design Options and Products for Your Dallas Home
When remodeling your home, it’s a smart move to enlist the help of an experienced design build remodeling firm like Blackline Renovations. From start to finish, our knowledgeable team will guide you through every step of the process, answering your questions and providing expert advice about design options and products.
Since 2002, we’ve been assisting Dallas homeowners, offering custom building and remodeling services. Our goal is to help you make wise home design and product choices to suit every aspect of your lifestyle. We’d love to help make your home design and remodeling dreams come true.
Give us a call today at 214-827-3747 or schedule a consultation.
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