The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has joined the large number of designers and websites listing and projecting the top trends in the home improvement sector. The NARI has focused its trends to watch in the kitchen and bath spaces, the two most popular rooms for renovations according to Houzz.

Make Smarter Homes
It used to be that internet meant high-tech. Now, especially with the Internet of Things, it means easier access to entertainment and home security. Many smart devices, including thermostats and lighting fixtures, can support an energy-efficient home by allowing homeowners to adjust the temperature or turn off lights directly from a smartphone.

Design With Accessibility in Mind
Getting older may not be fun, but universal design can help support accessibility. However, accessible design isn't just for aging in place. Adopting universal design and accessible components can provide not only safety but comfort as well.

Express Yourself With Tile
While materials like stone and granite remain popular, additional trends for kitchen and bath remodels include textured tile and patterns in all shapes and textures. Changing tile in a kitchen or bathroom can add visual interest and be an easy way to express a homeowner's personality.

Personalize With Color
Design trends continue to revolve around color. Whether you prefer strong, bold, intense colors or are looking for a more neutral palette, there is a hue to fit all styles.

Good design doesn't have to be a fad. Today's trends provide ways to customize homes that reflect the personality of homeowners, add comfort, and create a safer environment.

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