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Building Trends

Published July 10, 2014 9:47 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Trends and new ideas are at the heart of design when it's a new or existing home. There are so many ways to design a space with colors and textures.

The best place to start is the home itself. The structure of a home is the foundation of great design. Then you can add to that. Kate Heath with EDGEhomes is here to share some of the fun and affordable ways to design a new home for that wow factor.

5 Wow Factors In Your Home

1. Cabinet design and color

The kitchen is one of the most used and visible aspects of a home. Make it work for you. Cabinet colors are an easy way to make a statement and is affordable. White cabinets are really big right now. Glass can add a point of interest and let the light through. The parade home has contrasting cabinet colors with the tile that makes it pop.

2. Tile creates flair

Tile backsplashes sway design in the room and establish a design look. Trends for tile include subway tile, metallic finishes and installation styles with impact. You can see how this house has several styles and each is unique.

3. Floors lay the foundation

Flooring options have never been so great. There are so many ways to use your flooring to create a one of a kind look. One of the hot new looks for tile is the appearance of wood. Laminate floors are also popular and affordable. The wood designs are endless and used to achieve a beautiful look.

4. Add a couple of details

The fireplace is featured in the room so it is high impact. A real focal point. This creates value because you are getting the most out of the design dollars in the structure of the house. Then the decorating details add to it and you don't hide this beautiful showpiece in the corner. Another fun one is the staircase. Use a stain color to enhance the look. Some of our most popular plans have large staircases that lead out in establishing a look for the home.

5. Open spaces

One of the reasons to build instead of buy an existing home is for the open spaces and amazing floor plan designs offered today. An extended nook, family room or master bedroom changes the entire appearance of the home.

For the latest trends and design ideas, stop by one of the eight EDGE model homes. For the locations, go to EDGEhomes.com. Building Trends