Some of the Hottest Home Design Trends In 2017

1.) Satin Brass:

Brass finishes have been making a comeback in recent years. The satin brass finish is transitional and can compliment a wide variety of styles.

2.) Voice Activated Assistants:

The devices placed throughout your home, are always listening in somewhat of a dormant state. Say the activation phrase, and the device fires up and awaits your command. Ask it to give you the weather or play a song from Spotify or dim your lights or power up your hot tub. Early last year, Amazon opened it's platform to third parties and has since added integrated features from smart home companies like Lutron, Crestron, Phillips Hue, Wemo, Honeywell, Nest, Samsung Smart Home, to other services from Uber, Domino's, NPR and more. We are witnessing the continued maturing of the smart home ecosystem. This maturing process will continue over time.

3.) Vanity Conversions:

Instead of using the premanufactured vanity for your home, try thinking outside the cabinet box. Many savvy homeowners are finding chest of drawers, old file cabinets, vintage consoles and more, and converting them into one-of-a-kind vanities. Raywood Homes has all of the cabinets and trim work hand built on-site which allows for our clientele to design and build exactly what they want throughout the home.

4.) Hardworking kitchen storage walls:

In search of more open space, many homeowners and designers are doing away with expanses of upper cabinets and pushing all that storage onto a single hardworking wall.

5.) White with off white:

There is just something refreshing about a room bathed in white. But when done in one stark white tone, things can start to look clinical. Balancing a white palette with creamy off-whites and natural linen hues creates a breathtaking look that can be rich with character.

6.) Greenery:

The color green seems to be a big hit this year. For those looking for a revitalizing, back-to-nature hue that brings zest while still managing to work with warm wood is a great color to use.

7.) Splurging on laundry rooms:

Design tricks to bring in more light, smarter storage and better function resonate with homeowners who realize that since they spend a lot of time doing laundry, why not do it in a space that makes them feel good.

8.) Splurging on entryways:

Sometimes all it takes is a small space to feature a fun piece of wallpaper, a statement mirror or a narrow table with a tray for shoes underneath. After all, first impressions matter.

9.) Outdoor-feeling indoor showers:

To get around the weather dilemma, designers and homeowners are looking to imitate courtyards and strategic site placement to create bathrooms that connect deeply to the outdoors while still maintaining privacy.

10.) Marble is back:

Marble is back and making it into just about every room in the house.