What Is Hot in Homes for 2011

Smaller spaces, energy efficiency, Earth tones, and outdoor entertainment spaces are  the latest design trends  that were showcased at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando earlier this month.

The latest consumer polls show that buyers don’t want any “wasted space” in their next home and are taking a practical approach to everyday living.  Affordability also remains a high priority as well as energy efficiency.

Must haves for consumers are a separate laundry room,  walk in closets, built-ins, a home office or workspace, outdoor living areas and everyday eating space in or close to the kitchen.

High on the want list is a living area where one can  move seamlessly from mealtime to tech time to game/entertainment/hobby time to homework time. Convenience and simplicity seem to be the new trend in homes. 

Popular earth tone colors are greens, blues and chocolate browns. These colors have long been a staple in Big Canoe where most choose colors to compliment the beautiful, natural mountain surroundings.   Exterior colors are also limited to gray and brown earth tones so the home will blend with its surroundings.   Contact me for more information on Big Canoe architectural guidelines.