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Front Page - Friday, April 26, 2019

Here’s what trending in homebuilding, remodeling




Spring is a great time to update the look and feel of your home, so designers and homebuilding professionals have compiled a short list of the design elements that are trending so far in 2019. Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your next home renovation or you’re ready to start browsing for a new home, these are the hottest trends to consider.

Black window frames

If you prefer a sleek, industrial look in your home, black window trim and frames might be the answer. The bold color choice has a modern appeal, and frames are available in every price point.

Ceilings as fifth wall

Ceilings will not be ignored this year. Statement ceilings transform rooms into bigger and brighter living spaces. Creative textures, colors and lighting can bring this seemingly blank canvas to life.

Creative integration of outdoor spaces

Small outdoor spots no longer limit design capabilities. Cozy and appealing outdoor living areas can be integrated into homes in even the narrowest lots. Expert designs, carefully selected features and functional furniture create exciting indoor-outdoor spaces.

Delineation of spaces through mixed materials

Designers have been shaking things up in 2019 with a variety of textured elements to elevate the style of a home. Homes will have better defined spaces, both outdoor and in, with mixed materials like stone or brick.

Indoor-outdoor connections

Easy physical and visual connections with outdoor spaces is enticing and generates an abundance of nature light and ventilation. The seamless flow of indoor and outdoor space is a trend gaining momentum each year.

Mid-century modern and modern farmhouse

Bringing out a home’s original character is a style that’s sweeping the nation. Mid-century modern homes have a warm and inviting living space with large windows and open design concepts. The popular modern farmhouse incorporates elements such as natural wood beams, large sinks and barn doors.

Multigenerational living

Overall, this trend is about creating a home to accommodate multiple generations living under one roof. Floor plans and design elements allow for all household members to gather comfortably in living spaces.

Stairs as a focal piece

Known in the past more for its utility than aesthetic, the staircase is transforming into a design element of its own. Homes this year will have stairs with fine detailing, unique materials and one-of-a-kind designs. Stairs and rails are available in an array of styles and are suitable for any budget.

Ready to enhance your existing home or find a builder to create the new home of your dreams? Visit the online directory of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga at HBAGC.net.