The beginning of any new year brings about thoughts of renewed inspiration. And, for many homeowners, that translates into home renovation projects of all sizes. The holidays are over and we have a few cool months ahead, so now is the right time to start the planning process. Currently, the renovation market is trending mostly traditional; however, we are noticing many homeowners in Ocean and Monmouth Counties leaning toward incorporating modern styles with a classic look. How will you be inspired this year? Here are just a few of the top 2018 trends.

Mix-and-Match Finishes

Cabinetry is getting an uplift! During kitchen renovations, clients are opting to have their contractors install two-tone cabinets. This can easily help freshen up a frequently used space. Some suggestions are using two different wood stains or two opposite colors.

For faucets, lighting and hardware, we’re seeing brushed gold finishes, such as satin brass or satin gold, growing rapidly in popularity. Pairing either of these finishes with navy, one of this year’s most popular colors, in the bathroom works extremely well! For those who can’t part with stainless steel, incorporating polished nickel by way of hardware and faucets can add a beautiful contrast.

White Everywhere (with Pops of Color)

We don’t think white will ever go out of style! That said, each space should be evaluated for the shade of white that should be used throughout the space. Size of the room and available lighting can contribute to that decision.

For homeowners who are selecting to use white through the main part of any renovation, adding pops of color by way of appliances, countertops, backsplashes or other alternative room decorations can help break up white used throughout a sole space.


We are seeing more clear and seeded glass used for lighting fixtures, rather than the classic white globes. Seeded glass utilizes air pockets within the glass to help create an interesting texture. If you pair that with the filament LED bulbs, it completes the look!

Open and Streamlined Concept

When considering any type of renovation, homeowners are thinking of how to optimize and improve sightlines within their existing space. Remodeling with an eye to open concept usually requires the removal or rearrangement of walls.

To help create the illusion of more space, homeowners are choosing a flush and inline look when it comes to appliances. A streamlined concept includes column style refrigerators and built in microwaves and wall ovens. Wherever you choose to maximizing open space, the results improve flow and opportunities for family connectivity and entertainment.

Kitchen Renovation by Rasinski Construction in Jackson, NJ
We installed two-toned cabinets and a black countertop for this trend-setting kitchen reno.
Open Concept Home Renovation by Rasinski Construction in Jackson, NJ
Our team removed walls during this renovation to create an open concept living space.

Whether you decide on one of these trends, or something entirely different, the most important aspect of any renovation is working with a trusted and experienced contractor.

You can always count on our team to deliver from concept through to completion – bringing your renovation dreams to reality, on time and on budget.

Contact our qualified team today to schedule a home renovation consultation.