Current Trends in Home Renovation

Founded in the historic district of New Haven more than 60 years ago, Trinity Kitchen, Bath and Lighting, 11034 Lincoln Highway E, has evolved through the years to be a “one-stop shop” for home renovation.

Owner Kevin Walsh bought the business 18 years ago with plans to breathe new life into it with new product lines, increased sales, improved relationships with existing customers, and by bringing in new customers.

Five years ago, Walsh opened a lighting center in Indianapolis and meanwhile changed the name of the New Haven store to reflect the growth that had taken place from adding cabinets, countertops and other products for home renovation.

“Since the pandemic, more people are spending time at home and wanting to update and renovate their kitchens and baths,” Walsh says. “It’s been great for our business in recent years. I’ve always wanted to own a small business and when this opportunity came along, I liked the product and wanted to build on what was already here.”

Today, there are still some issues with the supply chain, but it’s not as bad as it was a year ago. Price increases, too, seem to have settled down, Walsh says. He believes that anyone can do a home renovation, not just those with a large budget.

“We offer great, quality products and can work within any budget, whether wanting to save money or make a dream come true,” he says. “It doesn’t have to be a matter of deciding to do it or not do it. You can go with fewer features and still have a good result.”

Designer Anna Francis Biz says homeowners who want to create a different look usually begin their kitchen renovations with new countertops. They’ll also often add an island for more meal preparation space and storage.

The most popular flooring choices right now are durable and easy-to-clean hardwood or luxury vinyl, and cabinets are trending toward darker colors like deep blue and black-brown, Biz adds. Today, tile is mainly used for backsplashes, she says.

“Light, bright and interesting” is the goal of most people who want to renovate a bathroom, Biz continues. Ceramic and porcelain tiles in various shapes and patterns can be used throughout the entire bathroom. Light colors make a room look bigger and are most often accented with dark hardware for cabinets, faucets and shower heads, usually stainless steel with a black matte finish.

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