From The New American Home 2021, with its innovative design concepts, to the creative use of features in home spaces, the International Builders' Show highlighted some key trends that are likely to resonate in the architectural residential market. Here are home-building-design and product trends gleaned from virtual sessions at the IBS Show.
Drab interior? Spruce it up with architectural trim and molding. All kinds of trim work – from wall frames and wainscoting to window trim and crown molding – can be used to dress up and personalize an interior that currently lacks personality. Here are tips and tricks on the ways to do this.
Farmhouse design remains as captivating and appealing today as it was during the early Colonial period. The style – with its wide wraparound porch, simplicity, and coziness – has been reinvented to fit contemporary aesthetics. Explore the Modern Farmhouse design, its elements, and how to achieve the signature look in your home.
Some homes are designed using truss roofs and others using rafter (stick-built) roofs Here, we’ll explain both types, the differences between the two roof systems, and answer whether – and when – one may be better than the other. A hint: as with so many things, it depends.
From lavish chandeliers and pendant lights to sconces and wall lamps, lighting your dream home can be tricky and challenging. Illuminating the home is part of its design and should figure into the building plan from the outset. We look at common lighting pitfalls and how to avoid them.
There are many contingencies to prepare for when living in a cold-climate home – or building a new one. We’ve put together this list of common considerations to ensure that you live in comfort and safety, and your current home – or new build – lasts through many winters to come.
Is it “New Year, New Home” for you? Have you designed the perfect home in your mind, with beautiful features and fixtures? While there are challenges, consider the benefits of building a home that exactly matches your lifestyle. Before you take the leap, explore our tips, which will help the process run smoothly.
What can be more convenient than multiple master bedroom suites with all the amenities? As family needs and lifestyles evolve, an increasing number of Baby Boomers and young homeowners are looking at the flexibility and functionality of multiple suites. This is a hot trend that offers families the ultimate in comfort, luxury, and privacy.
Want a more unique look in your home’s exterior facade? For sheer visual appeal and character, there’s nothing like the unconventional touch and charm that vertical siding adds to the home and its architectural features. We explore some of the ways vertical siding can enhance your home’s appearance both inside and out.
Ready to say goodbye to 2020? The new year will combine clean, modern, and sophisticated styles with function and purpose. Look for high ceilings, super-sized walk-in showers, double kitchen islands, Country and Farmhouse chic, and more. Let’s explore the design trends that will pop up in the American home in 2021.