Unique Home Design Ideas
If home renovations are on your “to do” list for this year, you will want to ensure that the designs and decor you add are in line with current trends. At Ideal Construction & Remodeling, one of our jobs is to follow these trends so we can design and build renovations that are in line with current tastes and styles. Here are some of the most popular current design trends in Northern Virginia we have seen that you could incorporate into your home’s new design.
Sustainable Home Designs
“Going green” remains a goal of the homeowner every year, and many upgrades and updates involve adding elements that improve the energy-efficiency of the home. A new, more efficient roofing system, solar panels, upgrades to the HVAC system, and even sustainable flooring or low-VOC paint are all examples of sustainable, eco-friendly changes that may be made to modern homes in light of these trends. Even if you are considering a different, unrelated upgrade, talk to your designer about using eco-friendly materials and techniques to achieve the change.
Hand-Crafted and Rusted Decor
If you will be adding new decor to your space, choose hand-crafted, artisan or rustic styles. Consider, for example, a barn door addition to your home or a lighting fixture that is unique and simplistic, rather than the cookie-cutter designs you have seen in all homes up until now. The goal is to add decor and design elements that are unique to the home, not relying on the mass-produced models.
Neutral Color Palette
Neutral colors remain popular year in and year out, but the shift is away from grays and towards tans and taupes. That said, pops of rich, saturated color, in the form of furnishings or accent walls, are starting to become a popular choice. In addition, infusing the space with blues and greens is a popular option for homeowners. If your remodeling will include new paint on the walls, keep these color palettes in mind.
Adding Functional Living Spaces
Homeowners are realizing that their homes should be a place where their families can live and function well, rather than places where design and art rule. Because of this, many are looking to create rooms and home additions that are centered around a purpose or function. Open floor plans that connect living rooms and cooking or eating spaces are still popular, as these areas serve to bring the family together. Families are adding rec rooms, upgrading basements to be family or play rooms, or adding porches and sunrooms to extend their indoor living space to the outdoors.
Renovate With Mixed Materials
Finally, Northern Virginia homeowners are moving away from the idea of having everything uniform in the house and are starting to mix materials and mediums to create more interesting designs. While stainless steel may still be a popular choice for appliances, it is being tempered with brushed gold decor. Throw pillows and rugs with textures that offset walls and hardwood flooring are also a common design preference. Patterned backsplashes that stand out from solid cabinets and surrounding walls are popping up in kitchens. Mixing materials and colors make your home look more interesting and inviting.
Schedule a Home Design Consultation in Northern Virginia
If you are considering embracing some of these 2018 Northern Virginia home design trends, Ideal Construction & Remodeling is here to help. Our design-build team will help create a space that you will fall in love with, from the basic design all the way through the finishing decorative touches. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your design ideas.