Happy New Year! 2017 has arrived, and with each new year comes changes in the home industry, particularly design and the choice of materials. Because we specialize in custom homes, we want to highlight some of the changes we expect to see in the coming year based on industry predictions. If you are building a […]
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Happy New Year! 2017 has arrived, and with each new year comes changes in the home industry, particularly design and the choice of materials. Because we specialize in custom homes, we want to highlight some of the changes we expect to see in the coming year based on industry predictions. If you are building a new home, or plan to, understanding the upcoming trends will help you to maximize your money to build a custom home utilizing all of the latest technologies and design.
Some of the custom home trends you’ll see in 2017
1. Terracotta Tiles:
Terracotta tiles are predicted to replace the white tones so often seen in modern homes. Laura Macer of Sisalla Interior Design says
to expect terracotta tiles that aren’t rustic, but that have a matte finish and will “add character and warmth to interiors again.”
2. Mixing Finishes:
The selection of more than one metal finish is on trend, says
Liz Toombs, Owner of Polka Dots & Rosebuds Interiors and Out of the Box Room Design. While in the past homeowners have chosen one metal finish for the entire house, now we’re starting to see how well a combination of finishes can work together. Antique brass and oil rubbed bronze is a favorite combination of Toombs’.
White and light grey marble will increase in popularity as the material choice for countertops, flooring and tabletops, according to Zillow
. Many of the major style resources – such as Elle Décor
and House Beautiful
– agree with the prediction.
4. Cerused Wood:
It’s a heavily textured wood finish technique that brings out the unique grain of the wood, adding to the color of the wood while also revealing its grain. It’s been used in the high-end markets for some time says
interior designer Laura Michael, but expect to see it now everywhere on floors, paneling, tables, chairs and other furniture pieces.
5. Built-in Bars:
Ditch the bar cart, says Zillow
, homeowners now desire hosting more classic parties, and instead are choosing to incorporate permanent spaces for entertaining using built-in shelving and small seating areas to make the bar more of a focal point.
With the ever increasing stress of our world, nooks appear to be growing in popularity as places you can curl up and shut out the world, or at least get a quick break. With an increasing number of people embracing meditative practices we predict not only nooks to appear more in new homes, but instead of TV and exercise rooms in the basement, expect to see more meditation type rooms
dedicated to quiet and retreat.
We’ll continue to see options for incorporating technology into our homes in multiple ways. IKEA’s SELJE nightstand
is one example of one of the newest trends: smart furniture. As millennials desire purchasing homes built around their desires, expect to continue to see appliances and other amenities that connect to the Internet.