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Design Trends To Look For In 2018

Design Trends To Look For In 2018

With each new year comes new trends and directions. In the apartment community, we like to stay tuned into what's around the corner so we can be prepared with inspired designs and modern amenities. If you're looking to stay current, here are some apartment design trends to consider in the coming year.

The Return of Classic Wood

The past few years, we've been witness to experimental replacements for wood such as metals, stone, and even a DIY approach of painting over it. It was fun while it lasted, but we've missed the rustic feel of chestnut cabinets and maple countertops. Luckily, experts predict the return of a farmhouse-style kitchen is inevitable. Look out for oak cabinetry, wood ceiling beams, and even barn doors alongside modern accents.

Tech-Savvy Spaces

When reviving the past, it's only natural that we also turn to the future. Therefore, look forward to accenting your rustic cabinetry with modern technologies. With smart speakers entering various rooms in the modern home, it's important to equip areas with charging stations. If you're looking to go the extra mile, many homes offer docking ports and even device holders for those who love their Pinterest recipes.

Downsized Bathrooms

According to Sebring Design Build, the once-coveted, large, and luxurious bathroom will be replaced by a smaller yet more efficient washroom. Designers are learning to utilize space, so all the modern luxuries are still available, but stored in a more strategic manner. The long, extended countertop will be replaced by unique and attractive shelving. An open floor plan will be downsized to fit the essentials (and a few luxuries, of course.) Consumers are leaning into a life of sustainability and minimalism where comfort is found in a utilized space. The bathroom is one of the easiest places to apply this new mindset.

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