Now I know everyone loves to be up on the current trends. Here are ones that home owners will love in 2017
Floor-to-ceiling steel windows and doors
White walls & trim (low contrasting)
Grey is moving into Greige or Taupe
Painting dark cabinets & stone ( two tone grays, white, navy , soft blues)
Quartz, Corian, Butcher Block and Formica's 'Natural Stone' counter tops
Wood tile trending for floors & walls with herringbone being the go-to geometric
Luxury vinyl is trending
Large area rugs with faded antique patterns or geometric shapes, hides, plush faux fur or shag
Unique, large scale lighting fixtures ; lots of glass & geometric shapes
Modern bathrooms with front & center bath tubs
frameless-zero-entry & steamer showers
Dramatic home entryways (sweeping staircases, large chandeliers, plush rugs)
An 'Open Concept' is now on nearly very buyer's 'must-have list'
Opening up the kitchen with large eat on islands & removing bar-height contertops
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)
Smartphone home automation-controlling the thermostat, lighting , pool equipment, security systems, surveillance cameras, appliances, garage doors and more
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
#1 building trend: Barnitecture -mixing contemporary elements with barn-like structures (sliding barn doors are popular interior 'barnitecture' element
#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!)
Author:Carlos Garcia Phone: 512-751-6648 Dated: January 31st 2017 Views: 48 About Carlos: A native Austinite, Carlos grew up in South Austin and wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else. He ...
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