What’s Hot: 8 trends for 2018
What do your buyers want? Stay ahead of your competitors with these eight ideas for 2018!
1. Greater use of metal and wood on exteriors
Step away from the siding – if only to add detailing or entire facades in metal and wood!
2. Blurred lines between residential and commercial applications
Materials and details that were once only for commercial projects are now making their way into the single- and multifamily realms.
3. Clean and simple lines and detailing
Keep designs crisp and clean by simplifying your details. And simple doesn’t mean boring; just take a look at these great projects for inspiring designs that pack a punch without overly designing.
4. Indoor-outdoor living is a must
Regardless of climate, homeowners want ways to bring the outdoors in or have the opportunity to enjoy a meal outside. Look for ways to visually and physically connect your indoor and outdoor living.
5. Open but defined floor plans
By adding definition, homebuyers can have a better sense of how they’ll live in and decorate a home. Definition can be achieved through varying ceiling or flooring treatments, lighting, ceiling heights, columns, and more.
6. Restoration and repurposing
Adaptive reuse is all the rave, especially in multifamily communities. Create homes that are unique and unexpected by repurposing structures that were not originally intended as housing.
7. Right-sized kitchens
Say goodbye to double islands – right-sized kitchens are more intimate but still offer all the space a chef needs.
8. Black countertops and appliances
Perhaps taking a page out of the vehicle-design playbook, kitchens are featuring striking black countertops and appliances.