The National Association of Home Builders recently announced the winners of the Best in American Living Awards – a prestigious award program that spotlights design excellence for the entire residential building industry.
Award recipients are lauded as the most creative and inventive builders, remodelers, architects, developers, land planners and interior designers in the nation.
Take a look at the newest trends in design that home buyers will see over the next several years based on submissions from this year’s winners. Then get inspired to incorporate your favorite trend in your own home.
White-on-White Kitchens: This continuing trend can be seen in both traditional and modern-style homes. Think white cabinets topped with white countertops and finished off with white back splashes and white trim.
Double-Island Kitchens: Back-to-back and side-by-side islands are showing up in all styles of homes. Often one island is used for cooking and preparing food and the other for serving food and dining. The second island may also take the place of a more formal dining room table.
Centered Bathtubs: As part of the continuing “bathroom as spa” trend, large, well-designed tubs are becoming the center of attention: pulled away from the wall and treated like sculptures...
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