Experts agree that personalization may be the fastest-growing trend of all. As Maykut puts it, "People are examining how they use the kitchen and renovating accordingly." For instance, a pet owner might include an island with built-in space for a dog crate, while an older homeowner might favor features that emphasize accessibility and ease of use. "It can be as simple as a charging station for mobile devices or something much more ambitious." To explore the possibilities, seek out a local contractor or go online to book a free in-home consultation with Sears Home Services.