19 Current Home Building Trends

19 Current Home Building Trends

19 Current Home Building & Design Trends

Now I know everyone loves to be up on the current trends. Here are ones that home owners will love in 2017

  1. Floor-to-ceiling steel windows and doors

  2. White walls & trim (low contrasting)

  3. Grey is moving into Greige or Taupe

  4. Painting dark cabinets & stone ( two tone grays, white, navy , soft blues)

  5. Quartz, Corian, Butcher Block and Formica's 'Natural Stone' counter tops

  6. Wood tile trending for floors & walls with herringbone being the go-to geometric

  7. Luxury vinyl is trending

  8. Large area rugs with faded antique patterns or geometric shapes, hides, plush faux fur or shag

  9. Unique, large scale lighting fixtures ; lots of glass & geometric shapes

  10.  Modern bathrooms with front & center bath tubs

  11. frameless-zero-entry & steamer showers

  12. Dramatic home entryways (sweeping staircases, large chandeliers, plush rugs)

  13. An 'Open Concept' is now on nearly very buyer's 'must-have list'

  14. Opening up the kitchen with large eat on islands & removing bar-height contertops

  15. Solar Energy-new construction being pre-wired for it, along with other eco-friendly elements in high demand: form spray insulation, tankless water heaters, a/c units with a higher seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER-16 and up)

  16.  Smartphone home automation-controlling the thermostat, lighting , pool equipment, security systems, surveillance cameras, appliances, garage doors and more

  17. Year-round outdoor living areas using; fans, fireplaces & heaters and auto-roll-down screens to help with mosquitoes and allow a sense of enclosure on cool winter nights

  18. #1 building trend: Barnitecture -mixing contemporary elements with barn-like structures (sliding barn doors are popular interior 'barnitecture' element 

  19. #1 design trend: reclaimed, rustic timber (in doors, flooring, beams, accent walls, fireplace mantels, shelving and more) achieving a "hill country modern","soft modern" or organic modern" style (compliments Barnitecture nicely!) 


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