Sunrooms are making a comeback, except not in the traditional way.
In the last blog we talked about the top 7 home building trends of 2016. For this blog we’ll cover the 8 home design trends you can expect to see in 2016.
In a recent Facebook post, we talked about inspiration coming from old homes. Particularly with an individual who desires a custom home, they desire a unique finished product, different from the rest of the homes in the neighborhood. Pulling ideas from older homes isn’t a new design trend, but we predict it will continue to grow in popularity. The design of older homes has stood the test of time so it’s not surprising that we continue to pull design ideas from them to incorporate into our newer, contemporary homes.
Here’s an interesting trend predicted by House Beautiful: The “Glamily” Room. They say more people desire a glamorous family room while still catering to those families with kids or pets. Bring in durable fabrics, such as outdoor fabrics built to withstand wear and stains, combined with functional furniture and pretty, practical flooring, and you have a beautiful living room that is family-friendly.
Cozy Nooks are a 2016 trend, predicts POPSUGAR. As our lives continue to get busier and busier, and increasingly more stressful as well, most homeowners want quiet, peaceful areas at home where they can retreat. The “nook” is not only an area you can sit to read a book, or enjoy your morning cup of coffee, but it’s also a place to meditate or just to take a breather when you walk in the door from a hectic day.
POPSUGAR also includes temporary and fun wallpaper designs in their predictions. Do you remember the days when homeowners started to shy away from wallpaper because it could be a grueling task to remove it, and the application could be tricky? Thanks to lots of advances in materials, wallpaper is much easier to apply and remove these days. Particularly if you use temporary wallpaper. It’s a self-adhesive removable wallpaper so there is no need for paste or water, and you simply peel it off when you are ready to remove it.
And another design prediction we love to hear from POPSUGAR is reclaimed wood. We’ve appreciated reclaimed wood for quite some time, using it in many of our projects. We don’t expect this trend to go away anytime soon especially with the ongoing respect for finding environmentally conscious materials.
Houzz recently released their list of 25 design trends for 2016, and here are some of our favorites:
Stainless steel appliances will stay, but it won’t be the shiny silver metal you’re accustomed to. Houzz is seeing a buzz on their site about colored stainless steel appliances such as black stainless steel or sunset bronze. Apparently Houzz took a poll, and two-thirds of those answering said they would consider using colored stainless steel appliances.
Heated entryway floors. This is such a great idea! Why haven’t we thought of doing this sooner? With a heated entry way – particularly in colder locations – the heat helps to quickly melt snow and dry boots.
Sunrooms. This is a luxury that’s gone to the wayside for those homeowners who want to take advantage of their space in more seemingly practical ways, but now (as with the nooks) more homeowners are realizing the value in spaces where they can retreat, relax and refresh. While not everyone will choose to include a sunroom in a custom home design, many are finding other ways to incorporate a sunroom by carving out a space wherever the sun hits in their homes, according to Houzz.