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Kitchen remodeling fads come and go, but the need for financing holds steady

Oct 26 2016

Home trends come and go, but kitchen fads may be particularly fleeting, according to Tim Shigley, 2016 chairman of the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers.

Within 10 years of a kitchen being remodeled, it’s dated by design trends, says Shigley says, who owns Shigley Construction Company in Wichita, Kansas. In fact, some of Zillow’s top kitchen trends for 2016 have been popular in some parts of the country for years.

Shigley should know. He’s been a licensed contractor for nearly 30 years.

With new home trends popping up online and on television, “It’s probably faster now,” he says. “Most kitchens appliances and colors outlive their useful lives in 20 years,” he says.

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