A home should be made to last forever, while trends can come and go. The ideal sweet spot is to identify trends that have longevity while feeling modern and noteworthy at the same time. Making home designs feel on trend can mean designing for the future with homes that have yet to be built, or updating existing home designs by remodeling existing spaces to breathe new life into them. A home should feel inviting, cozy, and warm, but most of all – it should feel like the client and match their needs. Whatever the style a client or their location has, these six trends are sure to define and shape home design in 2023.
White Oak Windows
The frame and color utilized for windows can take them from dated to modern easily. The light, neutral shade of white oak lends to versatility and instantly brightens up the modern home. If a home feels too cold or uninviting, this trend negates that. For maximum impact with white oak windows, go for thin frame to emphasize the beauty of the glass, don’t use surrounding trim, and select large windows that focus on the views outdoors. Photo Credit: Andersen Windows & Doors
Pivot doors are a statement piece all their own, creating height while opening up spaces. These unique doors rotate on a pivot (hence the name), and are attached to both the floor and the top of their frame as opposed to more traditional hinges. With a pivot door, you have the freedom to recommend a variety of styles for your clients – whether they’re looking for all glass for looking out on the backyard, all wood for privacy and style, or something in the middle. Photo Credit: Andersen Windows & Doors
This design trend has been prevalent for a while, but saw a surge of popularity due to the pandemic bringing everyone indoors more often. Biophilic design is all about nature, and connecting the home and its inhabitants with it. Bringing natural light in is the most impactful way to do this, along with bringing in more fresh air. Where the homeowners will spend the most time, have those facing the sunniest side of the house. Add folding windows to a room that leads to the backyard and incorporate ways to get fresh air to the kitchen and bathrooms. In general, plenty of windows placed thoughtfully will achieve this trend. Photo Credit: Andersen Windows & Doors
For clients dedicated to minimalism and sophistication, monochromatic rooms are a great trend to try. Light can play differently in a monochromatic room and add life and depth, whether you go with a beige, grey, blue, or green. They can then apply this color to window trim, doors, and pieces of décor along with the walls themselves. Photo Credit: Andersen Windows & Doors
A dramatic and beautiful trend, the stair tower is not for the older home or the faint of heart. Allowing natural light to flood into the space, a stair tower is well-placed within more modern homes, jaw-dropping landscapes, and custom homes that can take advantage of the views inside and outside of their space. While this isn’t the trend for every client, it can be a truly stunning addition to a two-story home. Photo Credit: Andersen Windows & Doors
For the client who loves to host and cook, consider the outdoor kitchen trend! Connect one to the other with a set of French doors, making going from space to space easy. This beautiful trend can work well for a small space too, acting as overflow for larger gatherings. Photo Credit: Andersen Windows & Doors
These six trends are impactful now, and they will make a home feel modern and exciting for years to come. For the best in high-quality, high-performance products to incorporate these trends into your designs, look no further than the manufacturers of WDMA.
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