Fall is a special time in Kansas City, where the leaves change into their beautiful orange, red, and yellow colors, families travel to pumpkin patches and apple orchards, football returns, and the seasonal sights become second to none. This season might also jog your memory about other things too, like how you may have left some of your home improvement jobs on the “To-Do List” longer than you meant to. Luckily for you, there’s no time like the present, and you still have a few months left before old man winter comes riding in.
Whether you already had big plans to renovate your entire home this year or are simply playing around with the idea of completing a few projects before winter, these fall remodeling ideas will help give you the inspiration you need to create your dream home.
Fall 2021 Home Trends
From changing your wallpaper to making more room in your home, if you’re looking to make some new and exciting changes to your home that are sure to elicit a few “oohs” and “ahhs,” then look no further.
The floral patterns that lined your grandmother’s house have come and gone. Now, many home designers are opting for statement wallpaper in their remodels. Whether a living room, bedroom, bathroom, or even kitchen, this decorating trend embraces the idea of bold colors and patterns to help accent a room – or even a single wall within a room – and showcase your personal style. Plus, many wallpaper options are now customizable and can be easily applied with a simple peel and stick method, making it a must.
With so many movies being released straight to streaming, you’re going to want somewhere grand in your home to watch them all. That’s where an entertainment room comes in. Whether a home movie theater complete with recliners or a gaming setup that includes built-in shelving for controllers and devices, you can customize your entertainment room to fit your family’s exact needs.
Waterfall Kitchen Island
Make the centerpiece of your kitchen stand out with the new trend of a waterfall island. A waterfall kitchen island continues the stone finish from the top down to the floor on one or two of the sides, making it look like – you guessed it – a waterfall. The sleek lines and personalization options will help add new levels of luxury to your kitchen, even if you aren’t planning on remodeling the rest of the space.
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Windows are one of the best ways to help open up your house and make it feel bigger. Consider installing more windows throughout your home, which will help give each room the illusion of more space. If installing more windows doesn’t make sense for your property, consider replacing your existing windows with single-paned styles to help create an uninterrupted view.
Open floorplans are one of the top design trends of recent years, and for a good reason. This style removes the barriers between popular rooms – like living rooms, kitchens, and dining rooms – to create one big area with a continuous flow. Open floorplans are great for Kansas City family homes, as they allow everyone to be together, even while doing separate things.
If you’re remodeling an entire room, you may want to consider adding built-in shelving. Set back into the wall, this storage style gives you the look of traditional shelves – like a bookcase, entertainment center, or cabinet – without compromising square footage. Plus, this storage style helps your room to feel less cluttered while adding value.
Popular Shelving Trends
- Suspended Shelving – Typically hung from the ceiling but can also be attached to the wall by fasteners at an angle.
- Pegboard Wall Organizers – Pegboards allow you to customize what you place on them and are easy to change around as needed.
- Geometric Box Shelving – These shelves can range from simple uniform boxes stacked on the floor to complex wall hangings that incorporate a wide range of sizes.
And there you have it, some of the best remodeling ideas for your Kansas City home for Fall 2021. From popular design trends to alternative shelving and storage to design tricks to make your home feel more spacious, there’s sure to be a project or two that you can find time to finish before winter comes. What are you waiting for? Get started planning your project today by partnering with Kansas City’s home remodel experts, Total Home KC.