According to the NAHB National Association of Home Builders home buyers and by extension homeowners who are remodeling are seeking the following design trends:
Bathroom features & style: Bathrooms are becoming more open and more compact. This sounds like a contradiction in terms. This is how its accomplished eliminating any extra walls, adding transparent glass enclosures, and reducing the amount of unused floor space between the fixtures. Our take at Signature is that if the bathroom is small this is the approach. It’s also the approach if it is large but there is no logical reason to make a large bathroom small. We think the compact assertion by the NAHB is self-serving.
Kitchen Design: Kitchen Design remains a top buyer priority as well as for owners doing a kitchen remodel. Carrera marble, cooking hearths and intricate light fixtures are growing in popularity. Large Kitchen Islands are popular because they provide multiple spaces for meal preparation, cooking and of course entertaining. Signature is proud to be way ahead on this trend. We have four Mega Kitchen Islands on display at the showroom.
Specialty Rooms: Specialty rooms such as outdoor living spaces to extend the living area, wine rooms, and even pet friendly spaces such as dog bowl toe kick drawers are finding their way into traditional floor plans & remodels. Often owners want a secondary cooking space two disparate sinks or a Galley Sink stretching as much as 7’. A product we would love to incorporate in our next Kitchen Design / Kitchen Remodel.
Fine Detailing: Buyers want high quality detailing in all aspects of the home, regardless of how big or what the budget is. A majority of these details reflect historic or more traditional styles of architecture. Appropriate scale, relative proportions in relationship to the overall composition is something any of our designers can help you with.
Lighting: Bath & Kitchen Lighting provides a great opportunity for a designer to add texture and color to a room.
The Ceiling: Ceiling treatments can change the feel of the room. Adding color can add drama and warmth to the room while domes, tray ceilings, barrel vaults and coffers add depth and texture. Our showroom displays include almost all of these applications and more. Adding a darker color when the ceiling is high can add drama and warm up a large room. Of course, when the ceiling is 8’ tall lighter is better because it pushes the ceiling up visually.
Universal Design is becoming stylish through open floor plans and curb less showers and other elements which allow aging in place. This could also be called multi-generational design when the buyer or owner is young and thinking of both their future and their parent’s futures.