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With the arrival of the New Year many homeowners begin to consider renovating a kitchen, bath or large scale home improvement. Finding a trust worthy company to bring your vision to fruition can be a daunting task. We sat down with Sara Bovee, owner of Kitchen and Bath World in Albany, to discover the most popular Kitchen and Bath trends and identify the important things to consider before you embark on your journey.  

Sara says open concepts and more modern designs are still key elements in design, especially for  kitchen and bath remodels. Consider adding an island with seating in lieu of a table and eliminating the formal dining creates a more open, welcoming, informal gathering space. A blend of “traditional” and modern styles is on trend with homeowners incorporating cleaner lines, but with traditional finishes. 

When considering any renovation it is important to first find inspiration for your project so that you can accurately communicate your personal wants and needs with a professional design and installation team.  Once you’ve defined your personal style and renovation objectives, Sara recommends working with a professional designer who can help put it all together in a cohesive design. “Working with a professional design, sales and installation team like Kitchen and Bath World will ensure a beautifully designed room, and avoid unnecessary delays and costly mistakes.”

While renovating your kitchen or bath it is imperative that you take into consideration the resale value of the kitchen or bath you are renovating. Sara says quartz counters make for a no maintenance work space.  Painted cabinet finishes in shades of cream or white are the most desirable and offer a neutral palate the potential new owners can see themselves adding their own personal touches to.  Double ovens with separate a cooktop adds functionality and a “cook’s kitchen” impact that you’ll love as a homeowner and future buyers of your home will love as well.

Doing a remodel on your home is an investment. The team at Kitchen and Bath World wants to make sure you love your space in ten or twenty years from now. The large-scale items in the room should be more timeless. Your kitchen cabinetry is a permanent fixture in the space, the finishes chosen should fit today’s trends but also be popular and current in ten or twenty years. Have fun with the tile backsplash, your wall color, or other ways you can follow the trend and still have the ability to refresh those aspects sometime in the future.

Sara credits Kitchen and Bath World’s approach to the renovation process as the key to successful projects. “The fact we are able to work with a customer from design through installation makes a tremendous difference in customer satisfaction,” says Sara.  

Kitchen and Bath World’s Design, Sales & Installation Showroom is located at 1980 Central Avenue, Albany.