The National Association of Realtors recently interviewed experts in home design, architecture, technology and more to predict the top trends that will characterize 2015.
In an effort to keep you in the loop, we decided to sum up their findings and show you where our homes for sale are ahead of the curve. It looks like 2015 is going to be an awesome year for home trends! Click here for the full article.
^1. Coral Hues: This bright color is youthful but sophisticated. Try using it outside or on an accent wall like the one above. (Pictured property: 4710 Junius St., Dallas)
^2: Open Spaces: You may think open floor plans are on their way out, but think again. Rooms, especially those connected to the kitchen, will continue to flow into one another. (Pictured property: 4818 Irvin Simmons Drive, Dallas)
3. Off-The-Shelf Plans: Homeowners aren’t springing for custom homes, but are now turning to websites for housing plans that outline blueprints, materials, and costs for a fraction of the fee.
^4. Freestanding Tubs: Sleek, standalone bathtubs are becoming a staple in a new style of bathroom that also features open spaces and a more seamless flow. (Pictured property: 3141 Brookhollow Court, Prosper)
5. Quartzite: Its reputation as a sturdy, heat-resistant, easy-to-clean natural stone has made Quartzite a hotter choice. Additionally, it mimics the ever-popular luxe look of marble.
^6. Porcelain Flooring: 2015’s affordable answer to hardwoods is porcelain, especially in bathrooms. This newly-popular tile ranges in size, color, and texture, but consistently wears well so it’s great in high-traffic rooms and areas exposed to moisture. (Pictures property: 4519 Cherokee Trail, Dallas)
7. Tech-Savvy: Home technology has become more accessible in price and usability, making it a top trend for the year ahead. You can find inexpensive ways to control your lightbulbs, thermostat and everything in between all from your phone or tablet.
8. Charging Stations: You can’t speak about technology without thinking about how to keep it charged. Homeowners are moving away from large offices and toward small, carved-out spaces designed specifically to charge their tech.
^9. Multiple Master Suites: Multi-generational houses put this trend on the map. Grown children or aging parents can move in for long or short stays with ease when there are multiple master suites. Overall, though, this trend is much more welcoming to guests of all kind. (Pictured property: 2100 La Rochelle, Flower Mound)
^10. Fireplaces & Pits: The lure of a fire is predicted to be as popular as ever in the next year. Whether it’s woodburning, gas, electric or otherwise, expect fire features to stick around. (Pictured property: 834 Graystone Drive, Garland)
11. Wellness Systems: Air filters, water filters, and energy-efficient systems that have positive effects on the body will be worked into new homes.
12. Storage: Not just any storage, “specialized storage.” Think walk-in closets, extra-large laundry rooms, and anything that keeps clutter away from main living spaces.
13. Grander Garages: Car enthusiasts get their way with temperature controls, sleek glass doors, and car lifts. Also on the way in are big sinks or tubs for keeping the pets clean.
14. Keyless Entry: It’s not just for your car anymore. Keyless systems for you home’s doors that connect to phone apps and security systems are savvy and affordable.
15. Water Conservation: Drought scares across the country have turned homeowners more H2O conscious and made things like drought-tolerant plants, permeable pavers, and rainwater harvesting tanks all trends to look out for.
^16. Fashionable Wall Decor: True fashionistas will tell you anything goes in fashion, and now the same is true for your walls. Mixing and matching with frames, mountable decor, and color is all the latest. (Pictured property: 3218 Jubilee Trail, Dallas)
17. Cool Copper: Pewter and brass have had their day, according to the experts. When it comes to hardware and light fixtures, copper will usher in a new year of warmth and style.
^18. Sensible Scale: The oversized kitchen and the living room with multiple areas for entertainment and conversation are things of the past. Islands, seating arrangements, and overall room size will return to a more normal and comfortable scale. (Pictured property: 2131 Rose May, Forney)
19. Quality Sleep: We’re always told that a good night’s sleep makes all the difference, but now homeowners are investing in the idea. High quality sheets, high-tech mattresses, and calming scents will make 2015’s bedrooms the ultimate retreats for rest and relaxation.
^20. White Kitchens: If we’ve told you once, we’ve told you a million times; white kitchens are in and they’re here to stay. Varying shades of white in all materials come together to create one kitchen whose overall message is clean and crisp. (Pictured property: 9635 Lanward Drive, Dallas)
^21. Outdoor Living: No surprise here if you’re an avid reader of our blog. Outdoor living, and anything that enhances, it is on-trend. Think saltwater pools, dog runs, and outdoor showers. (Pictured property 1141 Terrace Manor Drive, Prosper)
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