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Good Morning wonderful people! Hope your Monday is off to a great start. We are up and at it SUPER early once again but so excited to be back on WCCO this morning. Today we’re talking home design trends for 2017, specifically kitchen and bath.

We’re aired at 5:30 and 6:30 this morning, so if you hit your snooze button, here’s the video recap…


Are you debating between white, grey, navy, or back to paint the wood cabinetry? Are you unsure if you should paint your walls in the grey or brown tones? Are you wondering if you should stick with the traditional white subway tile or branch out? Are you nervous about putting back your maybe outdated decor once you’ve completed your remodel? Don’t worry…we got ya covered!

We’ve chatted a lot about the design trends this year and we’re pretty excited about what’s in store for 2017! Last week at KBIS we even got to listen to the talented Nate Berkus talk a little bit about color trends for this upcoming year. Which made me laugh a lot. The thing he couldn’t stress enough…Mahogany cabinets are not in, never were, nor will they be so stop using them. Luckily, we haven’t had any clients ask for that finish so we’ve been pretty lucky with some trendy and good sense of style clients.

Color is Back!

Let’s talk color. Warm materials such as terracotta tiles will replace currently popular cool and white tones.We are seeing a shift from the white cabinetry, white walls, white tiles to color. From the natural brown tones to black to bright and bold. Everyone is wanting warm tones back in their homes.

For example, here is a bathroom remodel we did where the clients wanted to go from the light and bright white bathroom to something warm that felt more spa like.





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They wanted their shower to have natural elements like rock-looking tiles and fun pops of color that incorporated the greenery look. We did this bathroom over a year ago, but as you can see this shift has been happening gradually. Now in 2017, people are ready to be bold and dive right in.



And After…

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For finishing selections, quartz is also becoming more popular for counters because it’s a more practical surface. We use it in this bathroom remodel, and have used it some recent kitchen remodels as well. It looks great, it’s incredibly durable, and it won’t scratch or stain. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, quartz is now the leading countertop material, more popular than granite. Our local quartz company, Cambria, always has on-trend designs that we use in many of my projects, including this bathroom.

In the show we are featuring:

  • Ella™ is a beautiful white design that looks like traditional marble.
  •  Carrick™ is a new grey design that looks like concrete, but is more durable and stain resistant.

Here is a remodel where we did grey cabinetry with a light backsplash and Cambria’s Swanbridge countertops, complimented by mixed metal finishings.

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As for paint color options, we have a lot of paint colors that we love, but here’s a little fun video for you of some of our favorite colors that aren’t too bright and crazy for you that bring warmth into your home.

In the show we are featuring:

  • Ellie Gray by Benjamin Moore

Textures & Patterns

This year is also all about textures and patterns. Some of our clients are a little scared to go full on back into color when they’re spending so much money on their renovation. They don’t want to completely go with the “trend” as it might be out next year, but they are still shifting to the textures and patterns, even if that does mean all white.

Check out the fun we had with this Moroccan Fish Scale Tile backsplash- in which we chatted about in the show, complimented by grey cabinetry. If you’re looking to DIY your backsplash- we got you covered. Full tutorial HERE. 


Last week at KBIS, Kohler had some pretty awesome booths on the trends we’ll see this year! This was one of the displays that I think did an incredible job speaking to what we’re seeing. Greenery, the color of the year, lots of patterns, and textured tiles.


We recently did a bathroom makeover where our clients were willing to be bold with not only the pattern, but the color. To compliment the white subway tile, we incorporated an accent wall with these beautiful Moroccan Fish Scale Tiles from Mercury Mosaics.
Moroccan Fish Scale Tile, Bathroom Remodel by construction2style

Mixed Metals

My favorite, mixing metals! I am SO, SO excited that this is back in style becuase I don’t think I have ever not mixed metals. I have always been a gold and silver sort of girl. In our last home, we even did a metallic backsplash.


So it was neat to see the displays at KBIS last week where the metallic backsplashes were all the rage. Except for this backsplash that almost has a black tint to it, which I LOVE!


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Can you tell me where to purchase the metallic that has a black tint. Brick shape.