Continued: 4 Housing Trends for 2015


This is the last post in my most recent blog series that covers some of the top home trends predicted for 2015. This week, I’ll be covering the last 4 trends that home buyers can expect to see in homes on the market.

  1. Grandiose garages.
    Grand garage spaces are very desirable right now. The new trends include bringing the driveway material into the garage, as well as adding sleek designs and modern conveniences into it, including temperature controls, glass doors, or large sinks for outdoor use or washing pets.
     
  2. Luxurious master bedrooms.
    The bedrooms are some of the most important rooms in your home – they are where you can really rest and unwind at the end of a long day. As the demands of work and society increase and people become more and more stressed, people begin recognizing the importance of getting great sleep and how it will affect their mood and their overall productivity throughout the day. So, homebuyers today are not only looking for bedrooms that they can turn into their oasis, but they are looking for ways to transform them into a luxurious retreat. They’re doing this by buying top of the line mattresses, luxurious bedding, comfortable pillows, and having calming scents throughout the room.
     
  3. White kitchens.
    There are thousands of options for kitchen colors, backsplashes, cabinets, and flooring, but one of the hottest trends this year is the focus on all-white kitchens. It’s common to see white cabinetry with dark gray or black countertops and white walls. The white trend gives the space a clean, fresh look to it that many homeowners desire.
     
  4. Enhanced outdoor living.
    Outdoor enthusiasts will rejoice at some of the 2015 trends in outdoor living. This year, enhancing outdoor space is very popular.  Some of the things you might see include adding an outdoor covered kitchen equipped with a sink, carving station, and grill, adding a hot tub with an adjacent outdoor shower, or providing an outside wash station for your dog. Being outside during the spring and summer months is very enjoyable in the Pacific Northwest, so expect to see people investing in bigger and better outdoor living spaces this year.

Home design trends are fun and interesting to watch, no doubt! Be sure, however, that you are mindful of what budget you need to stick to, as well as what style preferences you prefer.   Consider what ideas and concepts you’ll like or will work well for your home for years to come – not just what the passing interests are.

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 4:06 pm
Nancy Johns | Category: Home Buying Tips, Home Remodeling Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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