When it comes to home design trends, some of the biggest design looks can end up dating a home as the years go by. Although some features can add to a home’s unique charm, too often, what once was trending ends up detracting from a home’s value. If you’re thinking of updating your home, you may feel unsure about replacing a vintage feature.


In this post from The Window Store in Minnesota and Wisconsin, we’re sharing our top list of outdated home design trends that haven’t stood the test of time. To schedule your home remodeling project, give us a call today.

1.   Stained Wood Cabinets

Although the natural wood cabinet design trend is still going strong, stained wood cabinets are becoming less popular. During the 1970s and 1980s, stained cabinets in warm browns and golden hues were staples of modern homes, but this look has lost its appeal in favor of darker cabinets, natural wood, or bright farmhouse white. If you’re thinking of updating your kitchen cabinets, consider kitchen refacing. Kitchen refacing is a budget-friendly alternative to completely gutting your kitchen cabinets.

2.   Laminate Kitchen Counters

Laminate countertops were popularized in the 1960s and 1970s due to their affordable pricing and easy cleaning. Although laminate countertops are as reliable and durable today as they’ve ever been, they’re also a neon sign that your home hasn’t been updated in decades. Today’s designers are moving to more attractive engineered and natural stone countertops for their stunning design and durability.

3.   Dated Front Doors

From bright yellow gold hardware to outdated glass patterns, a front door can set the tone for the entire home. Think of it as the centerpiece to your home’s exterior. Replacing your front door with a more modern alternative can be transformative to your curb appeal while adding both security and energy savings to your home.

4.   Outdated Siding

One of the tricky aspects of siding is that it can be difficult to know when yours is significantly outdated until after you remodel. Although damaged and peeling paint and siding are a sure sign yours needs to be replaced, it’s also a good idea to update your siding if it’s more than a couple of decades old. Older siding is far less efficient than today’s more energy-saving solutions. Quality vinyl siding comes in a wide range of stunning colors and designs and won’t fade, chip, or peel over time.

Call The Window Store for Minnesota Kitchen Refacing

Are you thinking of giving your Minnesota or Wisconsin home a makeover? At The Window Store, we’re here to help with professional customer service and modern, beautiful home features. To get kitchen refacing or siding and door replacement ideas, call us at 612.353.5780 and connect with a member of our team or fill out this form.