Overall Design Trends
Smaller homes with less square footage that live large
or larger multi-generational homes are tops this year!
Kitchens continue as the main hub for all families that
include open shelving, more drawers than base
cabinets with slow-close doors and drawers, refrigerator and column freezers, space saving microwave
drawers, and wine coolers that also can be used for
all beverages. Butlers pantries between the kitchen
and dining room as well as walk-in pantries are very
Large working islands with large pendant lights also
provide extra informal seating for kitchen cooking
interaction. For cabinets, gray tone cabinetry softened to a blue/green/gray tone is in the mix for this
year. For a historical farmhouse look, try oak cabinetry
quarter sawed mixed with painted cabinetry. For the
countertops, quartz tops now dominate as they are
less maintenance, more durable, and now mimic the
look of granite and/or marble.
Master suites could have a private washer/dryer
in addition to a main laundry room. In master
bathrooms, most prefer large, easy-to-clean,
glass showers versus having a jacuzzi-type tub
and to have heated flooring with a thermostat.
And, if one wants a tub, it’s a freestanding soaking tub with no jets, very sleek and soothing to
the eye! Most people prefer to have only one
bath with a tub/shower combo for little ones
and the rest of house baths to only have tiled
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If not installing elevators right away, include an
elevator shaft ready to install at any time in the
future. If you’re a traveller, try to incorporate
an easily accessible suitcase closet. And, make
sure all doorways are three foot wide (It doesn’t
cost any more money)!
2019 Trends Courtesy of
Courtesy of Mary Dolph-Simpson of Simpson
Builders at Bay Creek.