5 hot home design trends available right now
Whether upgrading, downsizing or buying your very first house, all home buyers have one thing in common: They dream about having a jealousy-inducing, Instagram-ready interior that friends and family will love. Unfortunately, with a housing shortage and the headaches of home renovation, getting those flashy interiors isn’t always easy.
Many home builders are responding to consumers by helping them access a move-in ready home that looks like a million bucks from day one. And the most amazing part? Many of these new homes are being built or are already available today, bucking a trend of quickly disappearing inventory and offering homebuyers choices in trendy looks.
The experts at Pinnacle Homes see first-hand what up-and-comers and established adults are looking for in a stylish interior. They say these looks are what their buyers are coming and staying for.
Kitchens that use low-maintenance, high-quality materials
The kitchen is the figurative (and sometimes literal) center of your home, and a kitchen remodel may be the most difficult renovation to live through. The experts at Pinnacle say homes with updated kitchens and high-quality materials are a favorite of homebuyers because they can settle right in without worrying about a redo later.
Quartz has joined granite and other high-style, low-maintenance countertop options, for ease of use and upkeep. Stainless steel appliances remain popular, and shaker-style cabinets — often in a white or gray color scheme — are in high demand. Plus, wide-plank hardwood floors are the flooring option of choice for growing numbers of homebuyers.
Bathrooms that approximate a spa experience
The bathroom can also be a surprisingly stylish room in your home, with popular features like high-end quartz countertops and gentleman’s-height vanities (also called comfort-height vanities) that are 36 inches tall instead of the older 32-inch standard. Another catching trend is ceramic tiles that look, and sometimes even feel, remarkably like hardwood flooring. The folks at Pinnacle Homes say the biggest differentiator in a custom home bathroom that “wows” is the shower, which is why they offer numerous home models with bathrooms that include spa-style showers, with luxurious details like rain shower-heads and water-massaging body jets for buyers who want affordable luxury.
High quality & low maintenance, inside and out
High-end details like solid-core interior doors are no longer exclusive to pricier custom-built homes. Leading homebuilders like Pinnacle Homes recognize the demand for a level of quality both inside and outside your home. Hardwoods (especially distressed hardwoods) and high-end laminate flooring are increasingly standard in kitchens, dining areas and family rooms, in part because it’s easier to care for.
Pinnacle Homes also offer brick and stone on home exteriors, and James Hardie plank siding (a low-maintenance cement fiberboard manufactured to resemble wood siding) in place of vinyl siding. High-end dimensional shingles — a longer lasting and aesthetically pleasing alternative to standard roofing shingles — are also in vogue and on every Pinnacle Homes model. The common theme is higher quality and lower maintenance, giving you the style and quality you crave without the expense and upkeep of traditional premium materials.
From lighting fixtures and building materials to windows and HVAC systems, it’s no surprise that going green is a great way to save some green. More buyers today are looking for energy-efficient materials and systems, and the resulting smaller energy bills. An energy-efficient home is increasingly viewed as a chance to not only do the right and responsible thing, but to give your bank account a break. Pinnacle Homes’ new construction homes surpass current building codes, giving you the best savings on energy bills without enduring an entire home remodel.
When it comes to wall colors, light grays and pale blues are popular choices. In kitchens and bathrooms, white cabinets are still the standard, but the experts at Pinnacle Homes have seen gray cabinets in much higher demand in recent years — and darker wood choices are even starting to make a comeback after falling out of style in recent years.
What’s exciting about today’s marketplace is that these style priorities don’t require expensive remodels to get exactly what you’re looking for. These design and material choices are increasingly available in designer-inspired homes that are available now, thanks to places like Pinnacle Homes that offer a robust inventory.
About Pinnacle Homes
If this sounds like the perfect home solution for you, contact Pinnacle Homes today to learn more about all our special design touches in our available homes near you. With over 35 homes available, you can get energy efficiency, thoughtful design and trendy floor plans, where every square foot serves a purpose and every feature adds to the function and livability of the home. And you can move in this year! You can view our available homes on our website, or contact us at (248) 836-4525 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to helping you find your next home today!
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