Kitchens that impress. When working on the design changes for a new kitchen or home remodel, kitchens will always be the center of the house. You can’t make an island too big. Many homeowners sit at the island to watch TV, use a laptop/ tablet or just plain lodge. Double islands and drop-down islands that become a table are also popular options.
Laundry connections. Stackable washer and dryers in an upstairs bathroom or off or near the master suite is where homeowners want a second laundry. The importance of the laundry space could be the kitchen of the future.
New technology. The latest homes are adding or replacing traditional wall outlets with USB outlets and providing one cable outlet with Wi-Fi for the rest of the house. Smart simple controllers are even controlling landscape lighting and sprinklers with access through a smart phone. Cameras at the front door allowing visual and voice communication to the caller from anywhere, again through a smart phone.
Great rooms and open floor plans. We renovate many older homes with "good bones" by breaking down the barriers to make a smaller house feel larger. People want to see from the front to the back of the house, so we eliminate as many walls as needed to accomplish this.
Outdoor rooms. Good quality outdoor spaces are replacing formal living room and dining rooms. They incorporate glass door systems and screened enclosures that create a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor section of the home. Many of these outdoor spaces include kitchens with full amenities.
Spa master baths. They are characterized by light and open airy spaces. Many homeowners are requesting us to get rid tubs in favor huge, luxurious showers.