Home Trends Archive

5 Design Trends You May Want to Avoid in Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Stagers are embracing some of the latest home design trends in freshening up homes for-sale (view this “Dressed to Sell” slideshow). But some trends, they’re thinking twice about incorporating. “If you’re too trendy,...
August 11, 2014

Contemporary, Spa-Like Bathrooms in Demand

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Bathroom styles are shifting to contemporary, spa-like styles that are accessible and easy to maintain, according to the latest trend report from the National Kitchen & Bath Association, which surveyed 420 designers to...
April 7, 2014

Check Out These 7 Trends Spicing Up Kitchen Designs

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Wood flooring and glass backsplashes are expected to show up in more kitchens this year. Those were among two findings from the latest trend report from the National Kitchen & Bath Association, which...
March 31, 2014

Home Trends to Get Bolder in 2014

What will be “hot” in home interiors in the New Year? Plenty of designers are offering up their predictions, and here’s one outlook from Neil Kelly Co., a remodeling firm based in Portland, Ore. Neil Kelly Co. offers up...
December 9, 2013

Home Trend Watch: Welcome Back the ‘Specialty Room’

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine As economic conditions improve, “special function” rooms within homes are seeing a resurgence, according to findings from the American Institute of Architects’ Home Design Trends Survey for the second quarter. “As home sizes...
December 2, 2013

Big Homes Stage a Comeback

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine After five years of downsizing, home owners are showing a desire for more space. In the past year, builders are reporting higher demand for larger homes. In fact, 84 percent of home owners...
January 28, 2013

4 Big Design Turn-offs of Home Buyers

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Certain dated design features in a home can really make some home buyers cringe. Could your listing have one of them? A recent article at AOL Real Estate spotlights a few pet peeves...
September 17, 2012

4 Kitchen Design Trends Cooking Up in 2012

Kitchens are blending more into the rest of home interiors. A recent blog post from Home Design Find highlights some of the recent trends popping up in more kitchens this year: 1. Unmatched cabinets: Cabinet colors and materials are...
August 6, 2012

Survey Reveals What Americans Want With Home Exteriors, Interiors

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine More Americans are showing their love for the great outdoors with their homes, seeking more outdoor living spaces at home that can blend in with their indoor spaces too, according to the American...
July 23, 2012

Home Trend Watch: Home Owners Want More Kitchen Space

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine More home owners want more space in their kitchens and are expanding the kitchen’s use for more than just cooking, according to the latest findings from the American Institute of Architects’ quarterly Home...
April 23, 2012