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10 home design trends to watch out for in 2018

Categories: Design Tips | Posted: May 18, 2018

This week we wanted to share an article we found based on the Houzz predictions presented at the start of 2018.  So far, we would say that Houzz has gotten their predictions right! See below for the full article from the Washington Post titled “10 home design trends to watch out for in 2018, according to Houzz”:

We chatted with Houzz editor and writer Mitchell Parker about Houzz’s conclusions, and why these particular trends are gaining traction.

So whether you’re a first-time homeowner looking to revamp your current home or just want some new design inspiration, here are some home design trends to take note of in 2018.

1. More color in kitchens

Although white will always be a classic color for kitchen design, homeowners are shying away from bland hues and injecting rich colors, such as warm wood tones (example: mahogany) and neutrals (example: grays and blues), into the space to give it a warm, fresh and unique feel. Social sites such as Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz have exposed homeowners to “what’s possible, what looks fun and what they can personalize themselves,” Parker said, and have encouraged them to be bigger risk-takers when it comes to color.

2. Rich colors throughout the home

Warm grays paired with “camel, rust, tobacco [and] brown-blacks,” as well as earthy reds and yellows, are expected to edge out cooler neutrals in the coming year.

“These rich colors are not like the avocado green and mustard colors from the 1970s. They won’t date quickly,” Parker said. “They are rich, moody and work well in home environments where you want a soothing and diverse mix of colors and textures.”

3. No more white or stainless steel sinks

The modern Farmhouse style will continue to flourish in 2018 and spread to the bathroom. Parker predicts that there will be “more concrete, stone, copper and granite composite sinks in darker hues of gray, bronze or black.”

“As people set out to personalize their spaces, they are kind of bored with seeing a white sink all of the time,” Parker said. The rustic home decor trend is “waking people up to trying something new and different.”  It “harkens back to simpler times,” he said, “and that feeling of simplicity can be very calming in a home environment.”

4. Florals

The tropical palm print may have flooded your Instagram feeds this year, but people aren’t yet tired of eye-catching, oversized graphic florals. Houzz expects that we’ll see even more interpretations of over-scaled floral patterns, in high-contrast colors, in the new year.

5. Vintage lighting

Vintage light fixtures, including sconces, lanterns, pendants and chandeliers, are making a comeback as crafty home do-it-yourselfers outfit retro fixtures with new technology.

“I find that vintage fixtures are often better-made than new fixtures, I prefer their patina, and I appreciate the distinctive, one-of-a-kind quality they add to rooms,” designer and “Today” show style expert Elizabeth Mayhew wrote in The Washington Post. “Online shopping platforms such as 1stDibs, Etsy and One Kings Lane have made it easy to find everything from an early-20th-century French crystal chandelier to a ’60s Sputnik.”

6. Trough or bucket sinks

Another sign the modern Farmhouse trend isn’t dying in 2018: Houzz predicts that deep, wide and durable trough and bucket sinks will continue to be popular in the new year. Used commonly in busy laundry rooms and kids’ bathrooms, these long, narrow and low-maintenance sinks can help create a rustic aesthetic and maximize minimal space.

Read the full article by visiting the Washington Post page online here.

Article By: Megan McDonough

Wheatland Farms Community Last Chance!

Categories: New Home | Posted: May 10, 2018

Carson New Home in at Wheatland Farms in Pa

Looking for new construction in the Avon Grove School District? Tired of the maintenance on an old home? Good News!  Wheatland Farms Community located in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, with a total of 141 homesites in the Avon Grove School District is down to the final two homesites. If you’ve been on the house hunt, you know that inventory is low and interest rates are beginning to climb – now is the time to buy and lock in your low interest rate!  With a new builders incentive, new home purchases in Wheatland Farms Community, buyers will enjoy Free First Floor Hardwood Flooring.  Choose from multiple flooring selections with Cedar Knoll Builder’s newly renovated 2,000 + sq. ft. Design Center, located in Cochranville, Pennsylvania.  Homes starting in the mid $300’s, first floor master options, and prime Chester County homesite views. Wheatland Farms is only minutes to White Clay Creek Preserve with over 6,000 acres of biking, hiking, walking and horseback riding trails.  Not to mention stocked trout streams for anglers and fisherman alike! With 139 sold to date and only 2 homesites remaining, don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this beautiful community of single-family homes.  Speak with one of our sales agents Jeff Roland or Bill Raymond today for more information or to tour the remaining two homesites.