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2017 Design Trends

The Best in American Living Awards (BALA) ceremony took place recently at the NAHB International Builders’ Show and provided a highlight reel of sorts to the top design trends we’re currently seeing in building and remodeling projects. According to the NAHB article, the top design trends that home buyers expect to see over the next several years in building and remodeling projects include:

Benches and nooks. In single-family custom and production homes, architects and designers include benches and nooks because they’re cozy, chic and practical.

Big showers and tubs. Showers continue to get larger and free-standing tubs more luxurious. Walk-in showers feature wall-to-wall glass and universal design features.

Board and batten. They add a classic touch to today’s contemporary interiors. Homes can show off a more customized, one-of-a-kind fee by adjusting the width of the boards.

Dark door and window frames. On multifamily, custom and production homes, architects and designers are choosing dark brown or black frames around windows and doors instead of whites. Windows pop on white or light siding, and dark frames add a striking effect from the interior looking out.

Modern farmhouse. Farmhouse sinks, reused wood siding in interior design details and barn doors are customized to have a more contemporary feel, incorporating glass, white tints and metal hardware.

Metal roofs. Metal roofs are featured on custom homes across the country, from more traditional homes to modern farmhouse and distinctively modern homes.

Natural wood beams. From remodels to new homes, wood beams left in their original state add a natural touch and create a focal point in interiors.

Natural wood ceilings. These ceilings add warmth and can be used in traditional and more contemporary designs.

Shiplap inside and out. Horizontal shiplap is increasingly chosen for exteriors and is featured in entryways, bathrooms, living rooms and more.

Under-stair storage. Spaces under staircases are not going to waste. Often, these spaces include shelves for books and works of art.

Unique wine storage. Wine storage is now a prominent feature in the home. Kitchens include floor-to-ceiling open or glass-enclosed wine storage.

White on white. This trend is back in 2017 and appears universally across homes. Perhaps most prominently, white on white is showcased beautifully in kitchens.


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