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6 Design Trends From 2016



Are you looking to build a home in the near future or perhaps add some new design to your existing one? As we draw closer and closer to the end of 2016, we’ve made a list of some newly trending features to add to your home!

1. Soft, Muted color palettes- say farewell to bold accent walls and hello to soft, muted color palettes! This year we have been seeing and will continue to see a lot of grays and neutral pastels like blue, green, tinted whites, and gr-eige tones. Becoming more popular is also some lighter wood tone like whitewashed woods, light shiplap, white oak, and walnuts.

2. Integrated Kitchen/Living Spaces- For years now, open concept floorplans have been in high demand; this year will be no different! The layout and design of open concept design and living spaces allow families and guests to be all together with increased communication instead of blocked off by wall barriers. Most of our Krueger Construction custom floorplans offer open concept living!

3. Sleek Appliances- Stainless Steel appliances are the norm in new home construction these days. Why not step out of the box and get a sleek look with black stainless steel, oil rubbed bronze, or hidden appliances! Depending on the overall look you are going for, either one can be a great unique touch to your kitchen or bathroom.

4. Unique Tiles- Decorative backsplashes have been a must have in kitchens for many years. We expect to see more unique backsplashes with different materials and intricate details and patterns become more popular as 2016 continues. The possibilities are endless; with reclaimed wood becoming more and more popular, we could even see some reclaimed wood backsplashes in the near future!

5. Fireplaces- Putting your fireplace center stage in your living room and building a custom built-in on the side for your TV and electronics will help promote family time and not technology time. With all the phones, tablets, and gadgets in today’s world, it can be nice to take the focus away from technology and have the fireplace be the focal point of the space!

6. Formal dining rooms- Not everyone takes the leap to turn the dining room into an office or media room. For homeowners who entertain frequently, a designated space for gathering for special meals isn’t negotiable, and they’re pouring attention into these rooms.