Trends in Home Design

Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 9:45AM


More than just a place to store your belongings and sleep at night, your home is an extension of your personality. That’s why your property should match your style — both inside and out.

Here’s what’s new and exciting in home hardware design:

Increased Use of Color

Color is tied to emotion. Some researchers say it can even influence our mental and physical states. Given this, choose colors that match your personality and lifestyle.

Interior decorators have upped their affinity for bold colors (such as “Gen Z yellow”) and jewel-toned walls, moldings, and even doors. This year, color is also making its way into other rooms of the house, including the kitchen and bathrooms.

Florals have also made a comeback. While always popular, more homeowners are choosing to incorporate floral designs with contrasting colors. Floral print accents on curtains and throw pillows are also a new favorite.

Instead of buying new furniture and equipment, strategic painting and accenting with select fabric swatches can help your existing décor “pop” — creating a welcoming and visually-appealing ambiance.

Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrades

Adding color to these rooms creates a warm, personal touch. Another benefit is that stains and minor damage are less noticeable. If you prefer a more classic look, style experts say white and natural grey color schemes are still “in.”

As folks are becoming more interested in storage and space saving, a trend toward smaller appliances has begun. Also, as secondary kitchens become more popular in multi-generational families (returning adult children and elderly parents) ‘micro-kitchens’ have become a favored option. These areas typically contain a small cooktop, combination microwave/convection oven, mini-fridge, and other necessary and desired amenities.

In both the kitchen and bathroom, countertops are trending away from the standard granite and incorporating elements such quartz, copper, and even concrete. Especially in households with young children, homeowners are opting for trough or bucket sinks that are wider and deeper than standard sinks in use today.

Bright, Open Flooring

Fading in popularity, red-toned woods (such as cherry and walnut) have given way to lighter colors and North American-sourced woods such as maple, pine, hickory, and others.

According to, many homeowners find light flooring colors hide imperfections, which is a big sell for those families with pets or small children. For this same reason, distressed and wire-brushed wood remains a favorite option. Also popular is incorporating textured designs and patterns. This adds modern flair and interest.

In general terms, brighter hues create a more relaxed and comforting overall aesthetic. If you decide to stick with darker tones, consider adding contrast by re-painting walls with light colors and white trim.

Smooth Inside to Outside Transitions

The term “flow” is often used for those homes that create a welcoming and energetic environment no matter where you are on the property.

From family rooms and general living areas, kitchens and dining areas, bathrooms, outdoor living spaces (including pools), and more, our expert staff can help you find the perfect add-ons and upgrades that match your personality and enhancement goals.

With more than three decades of experience in the construction industry, Kargar Construction has delighted countless Central Florida homeowners. Take the first step toward making your dreams reality. Contact us today to get started.


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