People want what’s trending in their homes. Large kitchens, open gathering areas where the whole family can be together, tons of closets – we receive these requests over and over. But you never know where inspiration will come from. Here’s 15 trends you can bank on for 2016.
The Vinemont Owner’s Bath by Schumacher Homes
1. Spa-Like Bathrooms
A trend with staying power, the spa master bathroom gives you the feeling of a luxury hotel without ever leaving home. From the dual vanity to a glamorous tub/shower combo, we’re talking serious Zen space to relax and unwind.
The Chesapeake IV Kitchen by Schumacher Homes
What better way to make a statement than a creative backsplash. Whether in the bath or kitchen, you can let your individuality shine through in color, tone or texture.
The Catawba Patio by Schumacher Homes Earnhardt Collection
3. Western Window Sliding Door Systems
Bringing the outdoors in, these sliding door systems offer the flexibility of 90 degree angles and tons of natural light. These award-winning doors are worry free when it comes to the security to you need to protect your home. Nature lovers, rejoice!
The Charleson A Covered Patio by Schumacher Homes
4. Outdoor Kitchens
Nothing makes your home the neighborhood hub like an outdoor kitchen hardspace. This quality-built investment lasts season after season, as will your reign as king of the backyard barbecue.
5. Chandeliers in Owner’s Retreat or Pendants over Nightstands
The Beverly II by Schumacher Homes
The Olivia by Schumacher Homes
A chandelier in a master suite functions on two levels. One, it attracts your gaze upward, which immediately lets you take in the room as a whole. Secondly, it ultra-personalizes the master suite, much like a piece of fine art. Pendant lighting frees up space on the nightstand, allowing you to turn your nightstand into a mini-display area of photographs or personal items. Both provide soft ambient light for a more classic style.
New Haven II Great Room by Schumacher Homes
6. Feature Windows in Your Great Room for an Abundance of Natural Light
The best way to flood your room with natural light is to adorn your great room with feature windows. People need light, they thrive on it, along with a strong connection to nature and the outdoors. Feature windows accomplish this with beauty and style.
The Vinemont Great Room by Schumacher Homes
7. Cedar beams in Great Room
Create a rustic design element to any home with cedar beams in your Great Room. Much like the chandelier, this powerful feature draws the eye upward, forcing you to view the room in its entirety.
The Heritage Casita by Schumacher Homes
9. Multi-generational Living Casita Addition
A Casita houses a spacious great room, ample kitchen area, laundry room and bedroom, complete with full bath and walk in closet. This private space is perfect for aging parents or the older child who moves back in. This addition can be connected straight onto the home or by breezeway.
The Charleston A Kitchen by Schumacher Homes
9. Pendant Lighting over a Kitchen Island
Add color and style in the kitchen by introducing the beauty of pendant lighting above your island. This look works for any style, from traditional to modern to industrial.
The Catawba Kitchen by Schumacher Homes Earnhardt Collection
10. Two-Tone Kitchens
Two-tone kitchens can be achieved in a variety of ways. The most common are two-tone cabinets or single-color cabinets paired with an island with a base stained or painted a different color. This blog by Decoist shows how this trend can be incorporated in all styles – from contemporary to retro.
The Pikes Peak Owner’s Bath by Schumacher Homes Earnhardt Collection
11. Free Standing Tubs
Free standing tubs add a breathtaking element to your bathroom. The right tub can create the same feel as a work of art.
The Chesapeake IV Great Room by Schumacher Homes
12. Linear Fireplaces
A linear fireplace with a ribbon flame brings the fireplace into the line of site in any home with a clean and streamlined look.
The Charleston A by Schumacher Homes
13. Reclaimed Wood
Reclaimed wood covers it all, and that’s why we see it as a trend with staying power. It’s a re-purposed and reused material, you can feel good about; it blends well with just about any style, and it lends warmth to any room.
The Stoneridge Pantry/Laundry Room by Schumacher Homes
14. Killer Pantries
What’s driving this trend? We don’t know. But whether it’s wholesale clubs, cook-at-home diets or fear of a zombie apocalypse, one of the biggest trends we’re seeing is HUGE pantries for maximum food storage. Often these pantries are coupled with an expansive laundry room.
The Blue Ridge Pocket Office by Schumacher Homes Earnhardt Collection
15. Pocket Offices
Gone are the days of the large home office. With shrinking computers and paperless communication, this tiny space off the general flow of the home provides just enough peace and space to get the job done.
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