Trend #1 The Indoors Outside: A sunroom adds functionality, value and space to your home. With everyone spending more time at home this summer, sunrooms have increased in popularity – quickly becoming one of this summer’s hottest trends! A sunroom can provide the tranquility of being outside without any of nature’s hassles or pesky bugs.

Sunrooms are thought about as three-season or four-season sunrooms. A three-season room is basically a covered outdoor space that is enclosed by single-pane glass. A four-season sunroom is fully insulated – and can be used year-round. Four season sunrooms tend to yield the highest return on investment because of their versatility. However, either type will expand your home’s usable square footage. Sunrooms can serve a variety of purposes in your home. You can use the space for a breakfast nook, a toy room, workout facility or even a green room. Based on your primary use of the space, a consultant would be able to help recommend the best solution for your needs!

This studio sunroom pictured below has a 12’x15’ deck with railing in white vinyl with insulated full transoms and glass knee walls. Worked performed by JSB Home Solutions.

Trend #2 The Never out of Style Kitchen: It’s no secret that a kitchen remodel has one of the highest return on investments for any home improvement project. According to Zillow, the ROI is a whopping 81% for an average kitchen remodel! However, the anguish of choosing finishes that are on trend but won’t go out of style can cause sleepless nights for many homeowners. Mixing timeless elements with on trend finishes can strike a great compromise!

The all-white kitchen will probably never go out of style. However, colorful cabinets are making a comeback – but will they stand the test of time?  A hot home trend is finding some middle ground. An off white cabinet color strikes a compromise between a risky color and a safe white. Whether you choose a light beige, light gray or another neutral, picking a light cabinet color is a safe way to jump on this trend!

For countertops, quartz is quickly becoming an affordable and low maintenance alternative to marble and granite. When it comes to picking the perfect stone, simple is better. Ornate designs tend to be more personal.

Pictured below: Cabinets – Amish Maple Hardwood in Kensington style with glacier paint and glaze. Faucet/Sink – KOHLER Bellera Kitchen Faucet in Oil Rubbed Bronze, double bowl ceramic black sink. Granite – Blanco Granite countertop from Lang Stone. Work performed by JSB Home Solutions.

Trend #3 Not your grandma’s bathroom: You might not realize it, but the plastic looking dual shower and tub is aging your home. Your grandma had it, and they won’t be making a come back! Popular bathroom remodels today are about giving off a spa like feel, with clean design and incorporating natural elements. Open showers (like the one pictured below) are becoming increasingly popular – even in houses that have clearance for tubs. Open showers visually increase the size of your bathroom, while still giving the home owner more space and convenience. These showers allow for the effortless incorporation of tile, stone or whatever finish you may choose.

Pictured below: Shower walls: Choreograph color Dune. Shower Door: KOHLER Shower Door Levity Clear glass in Matte Nickel. Towel Bars: KOHLER Towel Bars in Matte Nickel. Shower Accessories: Choreograph Barre 24” Brushed Nickel with Teak Tray with Choreograph Barre 36” Brushed Nickel. Shower Base: Onyx in solid white. Shower trim: Forte (KOHLER) in Brushed Nickel. SmartBath remodel completed by JSB Home Solutions.