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Four top things homebuyers want

July 11, 2018

Here are four of this year's top design trends in the housing market, according to Home BUILDER magazine and its industry sources:

1) Open space: Families and individuals alike are now looking for open, versatile living areas that can allow a family to comfortably share a big space or repurpose the area into something unique. The key to this design is to have the kitchen open up without much in the way of walls or obstruction to the living area so that even the chef can be a part of family time. Oversized living rooms are now a big shared family room. 

2) Entertainment kitchens: The island is the center of this kitchen—possibly with an integral stovetop and bar stools arranged along the other side. People sitting at the island can help the chef out while activities in the main living area flow smoothly from one space to the other.

 3) Luxury showers: Luxury showers are coming into play as tubs go out. Some tubs are being replaced with deep, walk-in showers with huge rainfall-style showerheads. Seniors are choosing shower stalls with benches, bars, and adjustable sprayers rather than risk slipping when getting into and out of a tub.

 4) Splash of colour: You don't even have to paint rooms all one color anymore. A subtle mix of ivory and blue-grays has become incredibly popular—often accented with one or two rich color walls that make the accents in the interior design pop. 



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