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What’s Hot for 2018 | Flooring, Kitchen & Baths Edition


Staying up to date on the latest trends is a Casey Samson Team priority. We had our weekly meeting at Image Flooring, Kitchen and Baths showroom in Oakton, Virginia and we learned ALOT. They shared the latest information on flooring, kitchens, baths, materials and estimated costs and we can’t THANK them enough. This knowledge makes us more valuable to home buyers and sellers. Everyday we need to advise our clients on any upgrades that will help sell their home. Buyers do not want to buy their parent’s house. Because of this renovation small or large are sometimes a must to get maximum value back for home sellers. The Casey Samson Team is partnered with this amazing company that can do the work for you. Image Flooring’s Team is on payroll and they are a class A VA contractor, so they can do it all. This work can be financed for 12 months which means you can improve, sell and get the benefit while never taking a dime out of your pocket. Call Casey to learn more at 703-508-2535.

Here is a summary on What’s Hot in 2018:


  1. Quartz is the new Granite
  2. Don’t Match, Contrast
  3. Prefinished hardwoods over sand in place hardwoods
  4. Soft Gray is still IN
  5. Subway tile is the go to tile for Kitchens
  6. Chrome wins vs Brush Nickel hardware
  7. Shaker Cabinets are the most popular and can be transitional or contemporary
  8. Convert to Frameless shower doors, shower frames are out
  9. Large format tile: The new trend is to tile all the way to ceiling
  10. Canadian Prefinished Hardwood is THE place to get prefinished floors. Buying from a source that buys direct from Canada (Like Image Flooring) can actually be similar in price as domestic “builder” prefinished hardwood.

We learned so much we have a few more for you. Hot colors for flooring: walnut, chocolate, gray/brown. Hot color for kitchen cabinets: Soft White, Bathroom cabinets: Espresso or Gray. Darker flooring with soft white kitchen cabinets is a timeless look and appeals to opposite is The opposite is true in bathrooms: Dark Cabinets/Light counter in baths. Engineered hardwood flooring over hardwood. Engineered hardwoods comes in pre-stained and have 12 coats of poly vs stained in place with only 3 coats of poly.

Our next episode of Coffee with Casey will be a review of everything we learned above with even more detail. Follow us on social media for the time/date announcement in January.

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