7 hot home design trends
From luxury showers to space-saving storage solutions, today’s custom homes offer something for everyone.
One of the biggest draws of timber homes is their timeless, classic look and feel. But that doesn’t mean a timber frame can’t be decked out with today’s hottest styles and amenities. Looking for a few unique, on-trend ideas for your new timber home? We’ve got you covered.
1. HIGH-END LAUNDRY ROOMS
Everyone knows that kitchen and bathrooms are typically high-ticket items in
a new home, but many homeowners are now seeing the benefits of dedicating more of their budget to specialty spaces, specifically laundry rooms. Design tricks to bring in more light (think windows and sky lights); fancier finishes from tile to backsplashes to custom cabinetry and shelving; and smart strategies for storage and function (ie. built-in hampers and counter space to fold clothes) all resonate with homeowners who want a utility space that fits in with the rest of their home’s style.
2. BLACK DOOR AND WINDOW TRIM
Black trim has seen a rise in popularity in recent years — and it stands to reason. Opting for dark windows or doors or painting an existing trim black creates visual interest in a home
and hides scuffs and imperfections. In a timber home, however, the biggest benefit might be highlighting an amazing view since framing a window in black can draw the eye in toward a specific focal point.
3. STATEMENT SINKS
An updated sink is an easy way to take a bathroom from good to great without breaking the bank. When choosing a bathroom sink, consider options like trough, farmhouse and pedestal styles, as well as vessel sinks that work particularly well in smaller spaces like powder rooms.
4. COFFEE STATIONS
It’s no surprise that people are pumped for amenities dedicated to coffee — and lots of it. With 10 percent of homeowners adding built-in coffee stations to their kitchens, according to a survey by Houzz.com, there are a number of upgrades being offered. From dedicated warming drawers to keep your coffee mugs cozy to storage spaces designed specifically for pods and housing your coffee maker, coffee station options are getting hotter all the time.
5. KITCHEN STORAGE WALLS
No matter the size of the home, we’re all in search of more space, which often means more hidden storage. Enter kitchen storage walls. That’s right; homeowners and designers alike are doing away with expanses of upper cabinets and pushing all that storage onto a single hardworking wall. Creating this kind of one-stop hub frees up the rest of your kitchen for an open, airy feel.
6. INDOOR/OUTDOOR SHOWERS
There’s nothing more relaxing than the idea of a shower surrounded by the great outdoors. But, depending on the location of your timber home, an outdoor shower might not make the most sense for year-round use. To get around the climate challenge, many designers are looking to intimate courtyards and strategic site placement to create bathrooms that connect to the outdoors while still providing plenty of privacy.
7. DUTCH DOORS
Dutch doors let in breezes and light while keeping pets and children indoors. We’re seeing these doors pop up everywhere from kitchens to entryways to mudrooms, adding a touch of country charm to any space.