I know, you don’t want to be like everyone else. That’s likely WHY you’re looking at remodeling your home. That said, trends are trends for a reason and some of these have good ones behind them. Besides, if there is anywhere that’s cool enough to follow trends of others, it’s Austin.
Whether in the kitchen or bathroom, subway tile is a stylish and modern way to add character. It’s cool, clean and will be able to stand the test of time. Color choices in dark grey, black and white will keep them looking fresh and sharp, as well as allowing for any other changes you want to make in the future to your space with these design-friendly tones.
Open Display Shelves
Windowed cabinets are a trend that has come back in the past couple of years, which has led to another design trend popular in just about every room of the home. Using open shelving mounted in various places in a room can serve as additional storage in a kitchen, a modern way to build a bookshelf, a decor element in a relaxing space and a way to keep a desk neat and clean in a home office. Plus, it’s a great excuse for buying the cutest desktop organizers and the most colorful pots, pans, and bowls you can find!
Not dark wood grain, but darker painted cabinets with blues and greys at the forefront of the design trend. This makes hardware selection a lot more fun, the contrast of the right handle or knob on your cabinets can make a serious statement about your style savvy either in the bathroom or kitchen.
Modern and Farmhouse Elements Mixed
Farmhouse style has been coming back and is now being more easily integrated into a modern design. With Magnolia just up the road, how can anyone expect to escape some farmhouse charm in their home? From “barn door” style entryways to basin sinks and copper elements in the kitchen, a touch of old world meets new can add some character to the sometimes too-sterile modern designs.
Home Automation Friendly Design
Home automation is a fast-growing trend that is being requested by homeowners all around Austin. The ability to change your environment with the touch of a button or just by saying what you want out loud (without having to hear a whiny response from your children) is truly futuristic. Jetson’s home anyone? Your design can lend itself to the elements of home automation you plan on utilizing, from smart plugs to lighting we can design around your fondest wishes for your own ‘home of the future.’
These and many more emerging trends will be at the forefront of our thoughts as we take on design projects through Austin this year. Many elements will have staying power and the old concerns of dated design are less of a concern than ever before. What a time to be alive!