What’s happening is easy to find. In fact, it’s so easy; it makes it hard to decide what you want.

If you are looking for trendy things in home design it is only as far as your remote, your mouse, a magazine. In fact, we are all sometimes overwhelmed with the places to go to get the information, let alone the information itself. So, how do we narrow it down? How do we decide what we want in our homes? One of the ways is to go for what is very popular, trendy and therefore innately that which brings us both joy in our lifestyle and return in our investment.


For resources, you can contact us and we can guide you to local resource centers. You certainly may find HGTV, House Beautiful, Dwell, Southern Living, build.com, houzz.com, the National Association of Home Builders, showcase homes, special project homes and other resources exciting and inspirational and what may seem like a never ending supply of options. But remember, putting your hands on it is crucial. Talking to experts as to why they do, or do not, carry or offer something is great advice to get. Let us help you make the perfect match to what is both trendy, or whatever you want, and to your budget.

That being said, here are just a very few items trending on popular media this year.


  • Garden space for vegetables or micro greens and other edible related landscaping
  • Heated driveways and/or garage floors, walk ways and stairs
  • 3 season rooms
  • Pet spaces and pet retreats
  • Outside showers or other external functional elements to clean and live cleanly
  • Lighting, low energy, clever lighting, statement lighting
  • Clever multi-functional landscaping with seating, lighting and low maintenance
  • Outdoor kitchen

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  • Hidden television
  • Wireless sound
  • Connectivitiy
  • Alarms
  • Cameras


  • Elements not just for cooking, but entertaining and using space for multiple purposes
  • Islands and adjustable tables
  • Larger space for crowd control and traffic flow


  • Outdoor spas and lap pools
  • Man caves
  • Theater rooms
  • Sanctuary spaces or private hideaways

Multi-purpose space utilization is crucial for many buyers as homes are becoming multi-generational, and space is premium in some areas, while space is inexpensive in others. Built in storage under stairs, pocket doors, hideaways, movable walls revealing hidden spaces and ever more creative ways to both use space and make a statement in that use of space are popular.

Green aka eco-friendly products, low energy and healthy products are quickly becoming the new normal.

There are a lot of considerations including land, construction science, architecture, interior design, landscaping, budget and most importantly, quality of life.

However, on the flip side, what you want is personal to you. There are always some buyers who feel outdoor kitchens, pools and spas are just liabilities and hassles. So, if you are considering these, let us talk strategy with you.

Most builders can build anything, but we can help you not just build, but decide which of your dreams and needs to focus on.

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