ARE you looking to build? Here are some top trends that are hot right now that you may wish to include in your build and décor.
1) Copper gutters
Let’s begin with a bold and decadent trend, copper gutters! Want to keep it classy? Have copper gutters installed. There is definitely a premium to pay for this upgrade, but homeowners love the class, style, uniqueness and durability of copper adorning their homes.
2) Energy savings
Everyone can embrace saving a few dollars here and there, especially when it comes to utilities. The energy efficient focus happening right now will extend to everything from appliances to materials used to build an actual home.
Many homeowners are becoming more comfortable with the idea of ‘green’ living, which means they want a layout that fits their purpose, yet is sustainable and uses natural light and renewable energy sources more readily. Solar power is also currently a hot trend.
3) Open concept
This is an area that has been debated as of late, particularly in family rooms and the kitchen. This is simply part of the togetherness feel that an open concept design embraces.
4) The great outdoors
In some ways, outdoor living space is simply an expansion of the indoor living area. Most of the comforts of the indoors can be moved to the deck and patio areas of the home. It’s an area that doesn’t have to be heated or cooled; you simply enjoy entertaining or relaxing in comfortable surroundings outside.
5) Textured interiors
The ‘upcycling’ trend is coming to interior design. You may have noticed a slight uptick in reclaimed wood making its way into the interiors of more homes. Tastes are leaning toward more textured wall treatments, which could include everything from velvet to wood to brick surfaces that offer texture that has been missing on interior walls for years.
6) Walk-in shower
Walk-in showers are nothing new, but there is a huge move toward barrier-free walk-in showers that has exploded in recent times. It completely modernises a bathroom that might have been for decades crowded with a cumbersome tub/shower arrangement, the tub portion of which is seldom if ever used for bathing.