Incorporating a few recent design trends is a quick way to freshen up your home’s décor to keep your home from looking dated. If you’re building your dream home from the ground up, these design trends will make your home cutting edge right from the start!
Granite and marble have long been a staple in kitchen countertops, but a relatively new player is rising in the popularity ranks: quartz! Now the most sought-after material for kitchen countertops, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, quartz has many advantages over its stone counterparts.
One great benefit is that quartz is very durable. Quartz is much more scratch and chip resistant, and unlike granite and marble, it is not susceptible to stains from acidic foods, such as lemons and oranges. This low-maintenance countertop option doesn’t need to be sealed, nor does it require annual treatments for maintenance.
Quartz also receives points for its reasonable price point, which is around $80 per square foot. And, quartz is visually an even more attractive option as manufacturers have found a way create swirls and variations to make quartz realistically mimic natural stone.
If you’re ready to dedicate some attention to your Owner’s Bath, some trendy upgrades include elegant copper fixtures with softer light. Instead of above-the-mirror bar lighting, install sink-side sconces or a decorative chandelier to provide ambient light.
Remove your standard bathroom door and utilize gorgeous barn doors to instantly add richness and depth to both your Owner’s Retreat and Owner’s Bath.
If you’re updating your bathroom flooring, consider adding an accent piece to the flooring with a tile mosaic or create a shape, such as a diamond, oval or trapezoid, in vibrant colors or textures.
Formal dining rooms seem to be on the same path as formal living rooms: imminent extinction. If your existing home has a formal dining room, repurpose the space to make it more useful for you and your family. Easy transitions for this can include converting this little-used space into a library with a reading nook, a study to get your creative juices flowing or a child’s playroom to keep toys from taking over your living room.
If you’re building your dream home, see what options are available to completely wall off the room and use it as a guest bedroom!
Keep your home out of a design rut with some – or all – of the latest design trends!