Neil Kelly is an award-winning design-build remodeling company with locations in Portland, Seattle, Bend and Eugene. The company has a reputation for their designs and craftsmanship. Today they have a Seattle Design Center and are known innovation in the interior design industry.
Neil Kelly recently offered some trends for 2015 and they are clear to distinguish between a trend verses a fad; a trend veers a new direction. They believe these trends will last through and past 2015!
- The Next Frontier
According to Houzz.com, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, about half the remodelers remodel to prevent health problems. The President of Neil Kelly, Tom Kelly, says, “We believe that the healthy home is the next frontier in home renovation.”
Healthy improvements to home environments could be anything from non-offgassing finishes, no-formaldehyde cabinets, to better air filtration systems. For example, the Kohler’s SanSouci Touchless Toilet only requires a wave of your hand over the toilet instead of touching the handle. This could prevent against germs.
- Creature Comforts
Few creature comforts go out of style but rather most improve over time. Heated floors and heated towel racks are some of the creature comforts that have made vast improvements in their technology, as more and more homeowners are adding these features to their bathrooms.
- Reduce, Reuse, Re-birth?
Most sustainability experts are well versed with the phrase “life cycle.” Products from Neil Kelly have their own life cycle, some longer than others and some shorter. Viridian, a company in Portland, Oregon, rescues beautiful old wood from landfills and repurposes it as a raw material.
- Remodel vs. Move
It seems that more and more people are interested in remodeling their current home instead of picking up and moving to a different one. It is likely to be both cheaper and more satisfying to say than to move. 1. Moving is a hassle when you have to change your address. 2. Remodeling gives you more choices and allows you to take full advantage of your property.
- Heavy Metal
Metal is coming into homes! Everything from copper pendant lighting to cast bronze sinks are appealing to more and more homeowners. Heidi Hawk, a Design Consultant at Neil Kelly says, “I love working with multiple mediums as it brings out the artistic side of design.”
- And the Winning Color is…
Designers at Neil Kelly are not huge fans of picking just one color of the year. Colors look good in conjunction with other colors and totally different with another set of colors. Another Design Consultant, Karen Richmond, says, “We’re seeing light blues and greens becoming increasingly popular.” She advises homeowners to visit stores that sell bath towels if they want to see the trend predictions. Towels have to be in store way before paint stores.
- Contemporary Comeback
The National Kitchen and Bath Association reports that there is a shift toward simplicity and clean, minimalist bathrooms. This bathroom is the perfect example:
- Transitional over Traditional
Flat cabinet panels are all the rage these days. Peaceful atmospheres with less clutter are the perfect homes for those living active and sometimes stressful lives.