Kitchen and Bath Trends with Virtuoso Builders

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San Antonio Woman asked Virtuoso Builders what’s trending in kitchen and bath remodels. Prepare to be inspired!

Virtuoso Builders is an award-winning remodeling firm owned and operated by Mike and Molly Sowry. In 2001, this young married couple didn’t know how big their company was going to grow and what a profound effect they would have on so many homeowners by improving their biggest investment, their home. These two have helped improve the professionalism of residential remodeling in San Antonio and the surrounding areas, with Mike as the immediate past President of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association, and they launched a social media video series with a great following that shows what really happens Behind the Drywall. “We’ve won close to 50 awards both locally and nationally and have earned many, many 5-star reviews. We live by our core values and believe a remodeling company should be able to think like the eclectic clients they are working with. We think it’s better to be honest than trendy. We also eat breakfast for dinner. The best thing about what we do is the people. We work with several trade partners and vendors. They are all amazing at what they do, and we all support each other, especially in the last couple of years with the huge delays on materials and projects taking significantly longer. One project takes a village of people. We love our village!”

What trends in kitchen remodels are you excited about? Transitional kitchen design still reigns this year. It’s a perfect go-to style because it blends traditional with contemporary aesthetics and can easily be mixed with any type of furnishing. We are still seeing the neutral colors. However, our clients are adding in some pops of color. Sometimes, these colors are wood tones or something bold and dramatic. Another feature we are receiving requests for is hideaway storage to clean up the countertops and conceal small appliances.

What is the most popular bathroom update you’re seeing? This is the best place to de-stress in styles that are calm, relaxing, and comforting while still incorporating modern amenities. Transitional styles leaning toward more contemporary are the most requested. In almost every bathroom we remodel, we are preparing for the future, so we’re adding blocking for future grab bars in the shower or adding them in at the construction stage, plus a few other Aging in Place necessities.

What tips do you have for people planning a kitchen or bath update? Start early and take time to plan. This is not an overnight decision, so wrap your arms around the fact that it will be expensive, time-consuming, and invasive. Once you get past that, give us a call!

For more inspiration, visit Virtuoso Builders online at or call 210-525-8750.

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