Open floor plans - They are more popular than ever; it keeps spaces light and airy, and people are focusing on spending time together making the most out of this tech-driven society.
Bringing the outdoors in and vice-versa - Using multiple sliders/bifold patio doors and lots of windows allowing for more natural light and expansion of the living area.
Quartz countertops - Yes it’s man-made, but the choices are endless and the maintenance free qualities are very appealing even though it is on the more expensive side.
Accent walls - Some designers say they have had their time, but I saw a lot of ‘feature walls’ with shelves, brick, tile and panelling from bedroom and bathroom walls to TV walls and everywhere in between.
Wood floors - A lot of people are opting for vinyl (wood look) floors for their value and comfort, but you can’t beat the real thing, especially for resale, and depending on the vinyl it can sometimes cost just as much! The tones of wood are more on the lighter side, which look great and airy, but who knows how long this trend will last? So if it’s not your forever home I advise to stick with medium tones - again, it’s classic.
Master bathrooms - Builders are replacing shower/tub combos with separate walk-in showers, and free-standing tubs, making it the focal point.
Smart technology - Installation of Smart home technology is becoming more popular with added safety/security cameras and energy efficient features such as lights turning off when you leave, and sprinkler systems and thermostats being accessed while away at the touch of a button.
There also seems to be a lot of mudrooms off the garage, large walk-in pantries, and lots of little nooks, window seats, and under the stairs hide aways.
Whether you are building a custom home or renovating an existing one, I hope you have fun with your selections!