4 Home Design Trends to Watch For in 2019
With a new year, comes a whole new crop of design trends and we have been eagerly anticipating what the latest looks will be for 2019. Take a look at our top four favorite trends for the year—you might find something you just can’t live without.
1. Ultra-durable Countertops
If you are considering a kitchen remodel this year, we’ve got two words for you: durable countertops. Families with busy lifestyles are finding tons of value in installing materials in their home that are not only beautiful but will survive everyday use. When looking at quartz countertops vs. granite and other materials, it’s clear that quartz is the best choice. Quartz is a man-made material that can be constructed to your specifications, so you can control the look, feel and shape. This materials is also scratch-resistant as well as non-porous, which means they are stain-resistant. Simply wipe up the mess and move on! Even if you’re not planning a full-blown kitchen redux, you can easily add a new countertop to your space that will be durable and stand the test of time.
2. Reclaimed Wood Accents
In 2019, reclaimed wood is poised to be used in a variety of stylish ways. A small-scale and affordable way to use reclaimed wood is as shelving wherever you may need some extra storage space. Or go big and add in decorative wood ceiling beams in your main living area for a rustic farmhouse feel. Wood beams can be constructed from one piece of reclaimed wood or with several planks boxed together.
Get creative with this well-loved material: If your home has stairs, reclaimed wood can be used to create stair treads with character. The material can also be used for distressed hardwood flooring, which can create a warm, rustic feel that adds a new and unique look to your home. No matter how you choose to incorporate reclaimed wood, it will instantly add value and texture to any room.
3. Low-Maintenance Siding Options
For the exterior of your home, opt to install low maintenance siding. Fiber cement siding and steel log siding are two choices that are popular on the market today, offering different styles that appeal to a wide variety of homeowners.
With fiber cement siding, homeowners have a material that creates a natural look with quality features. The material does not warp, fade or become susceptible to insects or the weather. The solution is very low maintenance, allowing you to spend less time caring for the exterior of your home while still achieving a beautiful modern look.
With steel house siding, homeowners have access to another low maintenance material for the exterior. The steel siding does not dent, peel, fade or crack and does not require traditional maintenance like wood or vinyl.
Each of these siding options can be installed on the exterior of the home to create a lovely visual appeal.
4. Unique Accent Walls
One of the easiest and most effective ways to quickly and inexpensively update and interior space is with an accent wall. These days, homeowners are adding accent walls in all areas of the home, including the master bedroom and bathroom, where the use of wood wall paneling creates a warm, homey feel. It can be stained or painted for those who want to fully customize their look.
Brick or stone materials—either real or faux—can also be used to create a unique accent wall. By using textured materials such as these, you add visual interest and create a space that catches the attention of anyone who walks into the room.
These are just a few of the new trends to watch for in 2019. If you have been considering a remodel or change in decor, these options can easily be integrated into your home. Think about the overall look you are going for, as well as your budget, to see if you can use some of the 2019 trends within your own space. Start small and work your way up to big changes to completely transform the look and feel of your home.
Article provided by Corey Tyner of We Buy Houses Phoenix.