2008 Design Trends

REALTOR magazine recently featured a few of the interior and exterior trends for 2008. Here are a few suggestions if you are stuck for new design ideas:

Reduced Carbon Footprint--saving energy and money is not only trendy, but smart!

Outdoor Living--Cozy stone fireplaces, outdoor kitchens and built-in grills are all ways to take the inside out and enjoy the outdoors.

Fully Concealed Appliances--instead of just wood panels, many appliances are behind hinged doors.

Home Elevators--not just for high-end homes anymore.

Pet Showers--made part of a garage or mudroom, keeps dirty pets from making a dirty house.

Freestanding Bathtubs--homeowners are leaning more towards soaking tubs rather than whirlpool tubs.

Bathroom Suites--complete with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges and coffee makers.

Reprinted from REALTOR magazine by permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. Copyright 2008. All rights reserved.


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