Knockout Kitchens: 5 Best Renovation Trends of 2019 from Bell Bank Mortgage


Referred to as the heart of the home, your kitchen is often visible to guests and highly trafficked by family – both are great reasons to make the space exactly what you want and need. Whether you’re looking to renovate your forever home or attract buyers with minor improvements, check out these 5 kitchen renovation trends:

Eye-Catching Lighting

Eye-Catching Lighting

In 2019, lighting is both stylistic with unique pendants and purposeful with the rise of efficient LED lighting in warmer hues. Whether uniquely designed to add interest to a neutral space or made of hammered bronze to match cabinet hardware, pendant lighting hung over an island or table can add style, character and ample light to the kitchen.

 Quartz Countertops

While countertop materials come and go, quartz remains one of the most popular choices for the kitchen. Not only is it timeless, it’s also an extremely durable surface (in comparison to granite’s porous makeup). Concrete is also making waves in the form of countertops, sinks and stamped and colored flooring.

Stunning Sinks

Kitchen sinks have become sizable – and super practical – to accommodate larger hand-washed cookware. Whether they’re made of polished marble, have a hammered or patina finish or embody Chip & Joanna Gaines with an apron-front style, today’s sinks make a visual impact in the kitchen. Sliding kitchen sinks have also become popular for their ability to instantly add more prep and counter space while also offering concealment for dirty dishes.

Built-In Seating

Whether it’s breakfast nook-style seating, a kitchen-island-turned-table or a booth in the corner of the room, built-in seating creates a casual, cozy atmosphere for gatherings. Bench seating can also create extra storage space for rarely-used tableware, place settings and more.

Beautiful Backsplashes

Beautiful Backsplash

Subway tile backsplash has been a hot trend in past years, but today it’s making an even bigger statement in the kitchen. Rather than just filling the void between upper and lower cabinets, designers are tiling an entire wall – up to the ceiling – to add texture, color and interest to the space.

Transform Your Home Sweet Home

Create the tranquil home you’ve always with a home rehab loan from Bell. Whether major renovations or minor modifications, you can actually upgrade your home and roll the cost into your mortgage, with this unique program.

Visit for eligibility and program details, and take the first step toward transforming your home!

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In the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro, where the company started more than 130 years ago, the Bell name has been synonymous with successful mortgages for more than a century. That history and stability are now backed by the financial strength and people-first culture of Bell Bank. Founded in Fargo, N.D., in 1966, Bell is one of the nation’s 10 largest privately held banks, consistently recognized for a people-first culture and unequaled service.

This past year, Bell was been named one of the world’s best financial firms – #2 among U.S.-only banks – and one of the nation’s top financial workplaces by none other than Forbes and Fortune.

We’re happy to bring all of this expertise to the Southwest – including New Mexico, where we have experienced mortgage lenders ready to serve you in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Clovis!

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