Home Trends that Every Homeowner Should Know!
Whether you want to update the look of an old home or design a brand new one, you should know the latest trends in the housing industry. Here are some designs that you should look out for in 2018.
Wider Hallways and Doorways
Increasingly more seniors are choosing to age at home, which means that they need to come up with practical solutions to daily problems. The most recent trend addresses this issue by adding wider doorways and hallways that can fit scooters and wheelchairs. If you are choosing to age in place, you should also consider pocket doors because they occupy less space than swinging doors and are easier to operate.
Although white floors are harder to keep clean, they will be everywhere this year. You should consider installing white tiles in the bathroom and kitchen and white wood floors in the living room. This bright color will add light to even the darkest rooms and can work with almost any color combination.
According to the owner of Plumbing Fix, kitchens and bathrooms should be updated if you want to increase the value of your home.
Tank-less Water Heaters
As more homeowners seek to save money and energy, tank-less water heaters have started to surge in popularity. They work by providing hot water when needed at a rate of two to five gallons per minute. Moreover, they come in electric and gas-powered models, which allow you to choose the most affordable option for you. If you are moving into or building a small house, you need this heater as it takes up less space.
Smart Lighting Controls
The biggest trend in home lighting is automatic controls because they save on energy and you can customize them. Moreover, they are useful because lighting needs vary depending on the time and season of the year. With automatic controls, you can even turn the lights on and off remotely.
If you want to give your home a unique look, you should consider installing lanterns such as electric lanterns designed by Lantern & Scroll.
Accommodations for Multiple Generations
Due to the rising cost of living, more people are living with their extended families. This means that more homes are built to accommodate multiple generations. You should think about building a basement that is complete with its own kitchen or adding a main-floor bedroom that is ideal for aging parents.
Open Kitchen Shelves
You can show off your collection of dishes by installing open kitchen shelves. This storage option gives you more storage options especially if you have bulky and large kitchen items. If you want your kitchen to have a rustic or modern look, you should opt for open kitchen shelves.
A roof deck is not just for apartment buildings, you can build one for your home too. Since they offer a great alternative to backyard patios and traditional decks, you can build a roof deck if you do not have enough space in your compound. Moreover, you can add a few chairs and a table if you want to have an entertainment location with a view.
Including a roof deck will give you a new spot for entertaining your guests as well as add to the value of your home.
When it comes to bathroom designs this year, rustic is in style. Whether you choose a couple of well-placed rustic accents or an old claw foot tub, you can move beyond the modern bathroom designs that have been appearing everywhere of late. Whatever you do, just ensure that you choose enough rustic elements to outweigh the modern ones.
Do you have any home trends or tips to share?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.