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March 02, 2014 | NAHB | Comments 0

Design Trends that are Here to Stay

new home in MiltonAre you curious about what home designs will become popular over the next few years? The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently announced the Best American Living Award winners that are bound to make a huge splash in home design!

When it comes to the kitchen and bathrooms, don’t be shocked to see white-on-white color schemes. The bright color adds a fresh and clean feel to these rooms, as well as a modern touch. To achieve this look, designers selected European cabinetry and coupled it with shiny appliances and glass walls to make the designs complete.

Bold is better, right? Yes, especially when it comes to the exterior of homes. Paint isn’t the only way to get a bold design; doors, windows, porches and shutter trims all contribute to great curb appeal.

High on the design list for 2014 is specialty lighting, as well as indoor courtyards. Light fixtures are becoming the staple of any well-designed room. Some designers are even referring to them as a functional piece of art. Paired with a wood ceiling, specialty fixtures can help add to the overall cozy feeling of a home.

So, what happens if you’re torn between a modern look and a more historic style? A simple fix is to mix them! New and remodeled homes are putting the two styles together to create beautiful homes that have classic detail and add a modern flair. Designers are achieving this style through color, finish, fixture and lighting selections, as well as using reclaimed building materials and classic proportions.

For more information about these up-and-coming home trends, visit www.nahb.org.

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