Whether you’re building a new home or just doing renovations, looking at the building trends of 2019 can give some much-needed inspiration for your project. No matter what, staying abreast of trends in the home remodel market may help you decide what projects to tackle in 2019. Check out what’s trending to see if your design plans are on point.
If you’re feeling adventurous, 2019 is going to be a good year for you. Fancy sinks in bright metallics with intricately detailed basins are growing in popularity, giving kitchens and bathrooms an elegant touch. Gold, in particular, is hot right now, and not just for sink fixtures. Meanwhile, the traditional stainless steel gray and bright white that have dominated kitchens are on the way out, as bright colors, artistic designs and fancy finishes are taking over home appliances. And ceilings aren’t just for light fixtures anymore — they’re for showing off how prettily you can light your home. Basically, the big trend is: don’t be boring.
The white kitchen has reigned supreme for nearly 10 years in the design world, but it’s about to be usurped. More and more home builders are choosing light wood or painted cabinets to add personality to kitchens. A lightly stained pine or oak can be the perfect accent to a white kitchen, and silvery-gray paint can warm up an impersonal dining space.
A popular design feature in the ’90s, sunrooms slowly went the way of the dinosaur. Now sunrooms are the comeback kids, adding much-needed light and space to new homes. The benefit of a sunroom is that it can function as whatever you need it to be. For some, it’s entertaining space. Other families use it as a room for games and gatherings. Some households turn their sunroom into an indoor green space. A room that invites tons of natural light is a no-brainer, which explains why more and more designs incorporate a large, windowed area.
This is not exactly a new trend, but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Open kitchens, for example, are growing more desirable as formal dining becomes less common for most families. Keeping the kitchen and the dining area connected lets families interact more comfortably and easily without the fuss of traipsing into a formal dining area. Plus, tearing down walls in favor of large open rooms with high ceilings can make a space look larger than it is, ideal for those who can’t afford to add on. Paired with integrated appliances and creative storage options, the trend is still on the side of giving a space a clean look and feel.
Builders and owners alike are looking for ways to make their homes look more organic, which means building with wood, stone and even bamboo. These natural finishes make a home seem cozier without the clutter of a traditional home. Whether it’s finishing the fireplace with smooth river rock or using real wood for a kitchen’s butcher block, it’s all about bringing the calm and serenity of the outdoors inside. Finishing decor off with plenty of greenery (think succulents and houseplants) brings balance to heavier materials.
Making a home means creating a space you’ll love for years to come. If there’s anything to learn from watching building trends, it’s that colors, textures and finishes come and go. It’s best to choose a home design and materials that appeal to you and make the most sense for your family. That way, when 2019 fades into 2020, you’ll still love your home (and all of its design) as much as you did on day one.