Are you looking for new ways to change your space? Whether you are remodeling your home or are in the market for a new place to call your own, this is the perfect article for you!
Every year is unique for its own impact on home décor and trends. 2015 adds to lifestyle design in a dynamic way with interesting trends in home construction that have never been seen before. Take a look at the home design trends that made an impact in 2015:
Bye, Bye Living Room. Hello?
Living rooms are such formal things. They are a throwback to the days when living spaces were condensed and gathering places that could accommodate guests were at a premium. That has changed over the past couple of decades. New homes are sporting family rooms and great rooms that are twice the size of the tradition living room, causing that space to go unused. But its location is at a premium: most living rooms are located at the front of the house. In 2015 new homebuilders and remodelers turned that antiquated style on its ear by doing away with formal living rooms and, in some cases. They created all-purpose spaces instead – rooms that functioned as living room and dining room combos, sitting rooms, sun rooms, and even playrooms.
Big Tubs Be Gone
For a long time floor plans with large Jaccuzi tubs in the master bath were all the rage. People upgraded their bathrooms to include this feature left and right… and then didn’t really use the tub. Sure, the room is bigger and the tub looks very nice but many people enjoy showering more than they do languishing in the tub. Newer floor plans are offering another option –more closet space, for instance. For some, this option will be appreciated more.
Home Office? Not.
Home offices used to be important to buyers. They needed somewhere to put their desktop computer, huge desk, and ergonomic chair. But that’s not the case anymore. Now people work on tablets, laptops, and handheld devices more than anything so the need for a large desk is not as important anymore. No desk: no designated room. Charging stations are becoming popular additions to home floor plans to accommodate the changing times.
No Key? No Problem!
We thought we had it made when numerical keypad garage door openers made their way to the market but now home builders are taking that technology a step further. Biometric fingerprint door locks are making their way into homes as of this year in true Mission Impossible form.