Look for homes to become simpler, greener and more spa-like!
By Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider. In keeping with our New Year's conversations about trends, I thought it would be fun to look at some trends in other industries – as this often helps us see our spa trends in a different light. So today I am sharing “Home Trends,” and my next post will be “Plastic Surgery Trends.”
Many of these home trends are predictable, however I found the idea of more media rooms, more computers in the kitchen (for homework), and elevators pretty cutting edge. Also the trend regarding linoleum, well, that's a tad depressing. From a great article by Sherrie Negrea in the Stargazette “Home Trends for 2010” IN GENERAL
- Home trends are dominated by a) green and b) the downturn in the economy
- Not so fussy, emphasize on comfortable style, simplification
- Sustainable products and energy efficient homes
- Soothing neutral colors, more natural
KITCHEN Entertaining in the kitchen Quartz counter tops Espresso-colored cabinets Secondary refrigerators as beverage centers Homework/computers in the kitchen BATHROOM Transformed into spas Whirlpools Multiple body sprays in showers Glass tiles as accents (blues/greens) Lighter colors in general COLORS Softer, neutral colors that signal comfort Grays, oatmeal, stone Citron, orange and purples as accents (Bolder colors are for times when people have more money… "If I don’t like it, I can change it…”)
FABRICS Chenilles, tapestries and woven fabrics Comfort Microfiber and leather HOUSE STYLE Complex roof lines Clapboard with stone or brick Open floor plans Two master bedroom suites Multiple fireplaces Media room for movies (people not traveling as much) Three-car garages Elevators (people are aging) REMODELING (more popular than buying) Remove walls for a more open floor plan Adding windows Expanding rooms Adding media rooms GARDEN Planting fruit trees and vegetable gardens GREEN DESIGN More energy efficient Solar panels Sustainably forested furniture Carpets made from recycled bottles Linoleum making a comeback because it is natural – also mamoleum
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