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Home Features Trending Now: Total Home Trends

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Miller and Smith Blog Team

Because we want to keep all of our homeowners and homebuyers in the know, we have put together a list of home features that are trending right now! Although home trends are ever changing, we are seeing new home trends borrowed from other art forms. There are so many great trends to share with you, so we decided to do a two part blog series. In this first part of the series, we will discuss home trends you can incorporate throughout your entire Miller & Smith home!

Grand Central Townhome at Signal Hill Station

Blending of Indoor/Outdoor Spaces: It is normal to find a home with some kind of outdoor space, whether it’s a small patio or an expansive deck and yard. This year, builders are really pushing the limits on blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living spaces. Some ways to do this are to use seasonal sliding doors, a semi-covered outdoor space, or utilize indoor-like furniture outside and vice versus. Check out our Grand Central Model’s (pictured above) deck/screened porch that is adjacent to the spacious great room, which allows for desirable indoor/outdoor living opportunities.

Industrial influences: For a few years, we have seen industrial influences starting to creep into residential spaces, and now it is one of the most desired styles. By incorporating elements like iron hardware, exposed brick, concrete, steel, and other raw & rough materials, you can create the feeling of a refurbished space. Industrial spaces are all about getting down to the bones of a structure – or at least making it seem that way!

The Calahan at Aspen North

Mixing vintage and contemporary: If you are wary to create a space in your home that is too modern, look into ways to mix vintage and contemporary styles. Take some cues from the kitchen in one of our newest model homes at Aspen North (pictured above), which displays an amazing blend of the two styles. While elements such as the backsplash, countertops, and appliances give off a contemporary vibe, the light fixtures, furniture silhouettes, and décor create a more aged look.

Vintage nickel & brass hardware: As we know there are only so many hardware materials and finishes that can be utilized in a home. You may have seen nickel and brass hardware before, but this year is has come back with a twist. These materials have been given a vintage treatment to make the hardware look worn. The style of this hardware lends itself to many trends we are seeing this year, where builders and designers are leaning towards industrial or vintage styles.

Stay tuned for the second blog post about this years top home trends where we will focus on the kitchen and bathroom!