19 Current Home Building Trends

Dated: January 31 2017

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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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Carlos Garcia

A native Austinite, Carlos grew up in South Austin and wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else. He is admittedly biased to the South Austin lifestyle, though he loves helping friends in all areas of ....

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