Updating your home is more than installing something new; it is improving the aesthetics and functionality of your house to make a better, more comfortable home. The latest in flooring, plumbing, hvac systems, color schemes and interior design combine to create an attractive, up-to-date living space. The members of Home Artisans of Indiana offer their observations and insights into 2016’s top home design trends:
FLOORING, KITCHENS AND HARDWARE: “We are seeing gray and taupe colors’ popularity carrying over from 2015 into flooring, and neutral tones and finishes are being spread throughout the entire house. Hardwood floors are also replacing carpets. In kitchens, the modern and minimalist reign: white cabinets and trim, mixed metallic finishes on hardware and appliances, quartz countertops and linear designs make for a very clean look.” Amanda Listak, The Affordable Companies
COLORFUL FAUCETS: “In bathrooms, warm colors are really coming in with the faucets. Color finishes—golds, blacks and mixed metals—are replacing the simple, cold chrome and silver.” Diana Dinges, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
UNIQUE WOOD PROJECTS: “Wood siding from an old barn that has been naturally aged and weathered has become a favorite material for unique wooden projects. The interesting character and coloring of this wood is its beauty, making stunning bar fronts, headboards, accent walls and furniture pieces.” Doug Marvel, Marvelous Woodworking
HOT IN HVAC: “High-efficiency equipment is what people are looking for; the best specs are heating and cooling systems with 95%+ gas efficiency and a variable speed fan that saves on energy costs.” Brian Schutt, Homesense Heating & Cooling
STYLES AND SPACES: “Designs have moved toward modern and transitional looks overall, and the traditional style is seen less often. Multi-use spaces are still a huge carry over from 2015—murphy beds are installed in home offices, craft rooms, and regular bedrooms to open up ample space during the day for other activities.” Erin Moore, California Closets
DRAPERY AND WINDOW TREATMENTS: “We are seeing more flair and texture in the drapery world. Adding fringe to plain fabrics is becoming popular as it creates a pop of interest along drapes. Installing cornices over full-length drapes, or over a window where drapes do not make sense, has been popular in the past and we are seeing its use in homes increase. The fabrics of choice for drapes are those with rich textures inspired by apparel, such as pleated wool or warm sweater knit.” Caryn O’Sullivan, Drapery Street
How are you planning to update your home this year? Reach out to our experts on our Member Page for any of your remodeling or design needs.