What’s Trending for New Home Designs in 2016

If you are thinking of building a new custom home and want to know what the latest trends for design and function are this year, look no further!  2016 is proving to be a tremendous year for custom home design trends. From kitchens to baths, and everything in between we know what’s trending for new home designs in 2016, and we’re about to share our favorites with you.  Just keep in mind, that trends are a great for inspiration, but your home should reflect your family’s style, how you will be living within the home, and those features and conveniences that enhance your day-to-day lifestyle.  Here are some great ideas to consider when building your new custom home on Long Beach Island.

new home design trends for 2016Two-tone Kitchen Cabinets

Believe it or not, this is not a new trend, as many of our homeowners in the past year have been selecting different tones in their cabinets. But, it is a trend that is gaining speed and becoming more main stream. Whether you choose different upper cabinets from the lower cabinets, or you go with a contrasting island cabinet from the main kitchen cabinet selection, you can add a lot of personality and tie in your home’s overall theme with a two-tone kitchen.

Cool Backsplash and Countertops

Our homebuyers are not playing it safe with their tile and countertop selections, and it’s paying off big time! This is true in both the kitchen and tile selections in the bathrooms, as well. With more options for backsplash tiles than ever before, there’s no reason to play it safe with white subway tile. How about a contrasting color backsplash combined with the warmth of a butcher block countertop? Or even a glass tile backsplash with a bold patterned granite counter. There are no rules when it comes to your kitchen décor, so try to spice it up a bit.

Living Rooms that are for Living

Living room design this year is family focused, with less emphasis on entertaining guests, with more focus on comfort and family connections. Yes, the family room works for this too, but today’s living rooms are about living and have been ditching the stiff, formal décor. Function, scale, and light are more balanced in living room design this year, without going overboard.

Bathrooms as Living Spaces

new home design trends for 2016We love the fact that bathrooms are getting the attention that they are finally due. These days, bathrooms are no longer the sterile, white spaces they used to be. Large, walk-in showers in the master bath with all the bells and whistles like rain shower heads and dual controls are a must-have in any new custom home this year. Designers are also adding flair with furniture-like pieces and chandeliers, as well as creative tile patterns, and ornate mirrors for a more home-like feel, even in the bathroom!

There are trends for every room in the house this year, but these are just our highlights.  If you are thinking about, or planning to build a new custom home on Long Beach Island and need help planning some of these great features in your home, or if you are looking for a floorplan, Stonehenge Building & Development can help you design and build your new custom home on Long Beach Island.  For more information on designing and building your home, visit our website for more inspiration, or contact us today!

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