2015 home renovation and design trends lean toward making your home both more stylish and functional. Here are a few of these ideas and tips we’d like to pass onto you. Our compilation comes from two main sources: 1) Trends that we’ve noted while thumbing through year-turning editions of our favorite magazines. 2) Common requests from our Level Craft clients. We’ll break things up into a few more “readable” segments to avoid further taxing your end of the year time crunch.
“LOVE IT DON’T LIST IT”
With the sting of the recession still lingering, more folks are choosing to remodel their existing homes rather than hunt high and low for a new property. Trend sources indicate that homeowners are finding it more satisfying (and a smarter financial move) to invest cash into their existing dwellings to make it their “ideal” rather than starting from scratch.
Breathe easy. A huge new trend is remodeling and renovation with a more health-conscious spirit. People are eager to improve their home environments with healthier materials like non-formaldehyde cabinets, better air filtration systems, more natural lighting (including glass exterior walls), and indoor gardens that naturally pump more oxygen into the home air.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
Our clients are asking for a clean, more pared down look. In keeping with a more minimalist mindset our clients want a more serene space with larger rooms and fewer halls and walls that could potentially create a “boxed in” feeling. Our clients decisively add that they are not asking for an environment that is cold and sterile, but one that is more soothing and simple.
Space-saving design features like a multi-functional staircase with embedded book shelves, seats, and storage spaces for toys are becoming a practical solution to creating a more spacious and family-oriented home atmosphere. Home renovators are taking copious notes from builders of Tiny Homes and adopting no-nonsense ways for making every inch of square footage count like incorporating Murphy Beds, retractable tables, and custom ladders leading to hidden spaces.
A RUSTIC, NUANCED, AND MYSTICAL COLOR PALETTE
Neutral and rustic colors like tan, charcoal, mulberry, and peach are common requests. Dreamy eggplant, relaxing blues, mauves, teals and richly patterned textiles are also resonating with are more serenity-conscious clients. Small pops of decorative colors in hot demand are limes, grapes, and sonic purple.