Home Trends Archive

4 Hot Fireplace Trends

Fireplaces often become the focal point of a room. New technological advances are allowing home owners to do a lot more with their fireplaces too, according to Napoleon Fireplaces, a manufacturer of wood and gas fireplaces and other household...
April 14, 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

Welcome Back the Front Porch

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Traditional Porch by Chappaqua Architects & Designers Fivecat Studio | Architecture The front porch is making a comeback in home designs. Builders recently said the front porch is one of the most popular...
March 10, 2014

The Hottest Outdoor Trends for 2014

Spaces by Dc Metro Home Builders National Association of Home Builders By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine A home’s inviting outdoor space may be just enough to get a home buyer to fall in love. The American Society of...
March 3, 2014

7 Bathroom Remodeling Trends

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine What’s trending in bathroom remodels? Houzz recently released its 2014 Winter Bathroom Trends Study showing the top bathroom remodel preferences of more than 7,500 home owners in the U.S. and Canada. The report...
February 24, 2014

I Heart My Home: A Unique Florida Abode

Mary Waldeck SunState Realty, LLC Englewood, Fla. Waldeck’s home has the coolest features — the kind that she hopes will fetch nearly $460,000. Waldeck and her husband have their sweet custom-built Florida spot on the market with that price...
February 12, 2014

The Power of Gray in Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Gray is a subtle color that can bring sophistication to interiors while also the neutrality that home buyer crave. “It’s the hot new neutral, a sleek and sophisticated color option that adds refinement...
January 27, 2014

A Bright Idea? Smart Light Bulbs Debut at CES

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Imagine selling a home where you could tell home buyers: You won’t need to change the light bulbs in this home for more than 20 years! Wi-Fi-connected, long-lasting LED bulbs are breaking ground...
January 10, 2014

I Heart My Home: Setting Up Shop in Connecticut

Tom and Sanam Yurczyk Black Rock Homes LLC Glastonbury, Conn. As Tom and Sanam Yurczyk were preparing to start their own real estate firm, Black Rock Homes LLC, they were looking for a home base. That’s when they came...
January 2, 2014