Hottest Residential Construction Trends to Watch for in 2018

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If you’re like many people who are looking to build a new home or renovate an existing one, you’re probably hoping to strike the perfect balance between timeless design and the hottest trends that are currently in fashion.

So what are the latest trends in residential construction? 

Digital and Sustainable Tech

smart-controlsTech is playing an increasing role in residential home building in two key realms. First, more attention than ever is being given to tech features that increase a home’s overall efficiency. Second, digital tools are making homes more interactive, from house-wide entertainment system, to smartphone controlled temperature, and more.

A Blending of Indoor & Outdoor Spaces

Gone are the days of the screen door serving as the connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. Today more homes are integrating the in and the out, creating rooms that aren’t quite indoor living rooms, and aren’t quite outdoor porches. This delivers benefits such as improved airflow and sunlight, access to the outdoors during periods of unfavorable weather, and all-around greater enjoyment of the home’s varying spaces.

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Nothing accentuates a room quite like millwork walls. Millwork adornments come in an array of different options and all of them areexquisite. Intricate millwork carving can embolden a simple room. Either way, millwork makes rooms transcend from basic to grandiose.

Kitchens with More Colors

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.

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.

Vintage Lighting

vintagelighting-1Vintage light fixtures, including sconces, lanterns, pendants and chandeliers, are making a comeback as crafty home do-it-yourselfers outfit retro fixtures with new technology.

Natural Elements

Stepping away from the tech-obsessed decor we saw dominate the 2017 design trends, 2018 move towards fresh, natural materials such as stone, copper, concrete, and granite. These elements will help bring an organic and serene ambiance to any space while reflecting the world around your home. Get some ideas on how to add natural elements to your urban abode.



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