Contemporary Ideas for Your Interior Home RemodelAugust 26, 2022
Do you remember features like shag carpets and wood paneling from the 1970s and 1980s? Those features certainly didn’t stand the test of time, which is the case for most interior design trends. We’re often motivated to remodel our homes to improve characteristics like space, aesthetics, and functionality, or to increase value. However, we often need inspiration or creative ideas for our next interior home remodel.
It’s helpful to think through not only what is trendy now but to look ahead at what is most likely to withstand the test of time. Read on for a few contemporary ideas for your next interior home remodel.
What Are Contemporary Trends In Interior Home Remodels?
The contemporary home is now characterized by more neutral paint colors like grays and whites, stainless steel appliances and hardware, clean lines, minimalism, natural materials and lighting, and smooth surfaces. Within this umbrella, there are a number of styles like farmhouse, coastal, rustic, shabby chic, and many more.
Our goal today isn’t to necessarily focus on each one of these contemporary styles individually but to focus on the types of materials, cabinets, paint, appliances, lighting, and more that go into creating interior spaces that reflect these styles. In Gainesville, we often see all 4 styles being utilized with new home remodels or additions.
Using Natural Materials and Lighting
Here in North Florida, it’s common to see natural materials and lighting used in homes. Ample windows, light tubes, and skylights are added to homes to maximize natural light and brighten spaces. For areas like the kitchen and bathroom, stone, tile, granite, and marble are often used for countertops, flooring, and backsplashes. Usually, lighter or monochromatic colored materials are chosen for these areas.
In other areas of the home that are not prone to water exposure, materials like bamboo, cork, or wood flooring may be used. Homeowners that are going for a contemporary coastal or rustic look will choose more natural materials instead of synthetic ones. However, most of the dozens of contemporary styles use both natural materials and natural lighting.
Modern Appliances and Fixtures
Contemporary interior home remodels wouldn’t be complete without the use of modern appliances and fixtures. In areas like the kitchen and bathroom, homeowners opt for stainless steel appliances, under-mount single bowl kitchen sinks, pull-down faucets with modern handles or touch sensors, large walk-in showers with rainforest showerheads, and more.
Contemporary kitchens also feature islands with sinks, wine coolers, and food prep areas. Everything from butcher block countertops to concrete is used for kitchen islands.
Contemporary Light Fixtures
Aside from maximizing natural lighting, homeowners going for a contemporary look will utilize recessed fixtures, track lighting, task lighting, wall sconces, and accent lighting. These different types of light fixtures create a modern feel in any home. All of the various contemporary styles that were mentioned at the beginning of this article benefit from some combination or variation of these types of lighting.
Task lighting, accent lighting, and recessed fixtures specifically create simplicity and clean lines when used in any interior home remodeling project.
Consider McFall Builders for Your Interior Home Remodel in Gainesville, FL
Remodeling the interior of your home is a worthy investment. It brings more enjoyment to your living space, but it also adds tremendous value to your home. McFall Builders removes unnecessary stress and provides you with expert guidance and artistry to create a space you will enjoy for many years to come.
We provide a full-service, turnkey experience with our home remodels. We handle everything from start to finish — even up to a final cleaning before turning your home back over to you. Contact us today to get started on your remodeling project!