If you’re planning to buy a home in the Mid-Atlantic in the next year, you want to make sure you’re purchasing a wise investment. One thing that can help is understanding current design trends. Here are some hot trends in the Mid-Atlantic area that you will want to embrace as you shop for your new home.

1. Sustainability

In the Mid-Atlantic, homeowners are becoming increasingly eco-conscious. They want a home that uses technology to lower their carbon footprint. Solar panels are a big plus, and building with sustainable materials is also a hot trend.

When it comes to interior design, sustainability is still important. Homeowners are leaving behind the mass-produced furnishings from major retailers, opting instead for high-quality pieces that will stand the test of time and reduce the waste from their home.

2. Switch to Natural from Industrial

For the past several years, industrial design trends were a popular choice. This trend is starting to shift. Homeowners are embracing warm and cozy designs that incorporate elements of nature rather than an industrial look. Throughout the design, soft textures are popular, as are natural wood floors and organic shapes in the architectural design.

3. Functional Design Elements Are In

Homebuyers want homes that are comfortable and livable; they are searching for function. An in-home office, especially in light of the work from home trends of 2020, is growing in popularity. Since they’re home more than they have been, a place for the kids to play is also essential.

Practical also means durable, which means low-maintenance building materials are seeing a surge. For this reason, kitchens and baths are incorporating resilient materials such as engineered quartz, which is difficult to chip and stain, rather than more fragile materials.

4. Outdoor Living Remains Popular

Outdoor living spaces allow homeowners to enjoy their yards to the fullest. In 2020, expect to see an increasing number of homes adding outdoor living spaces. As people spend more time at home, they prefer features like a comfortable deck or patio, pool, playground, or garden. As a result, outdoor living spaces will be a significant selling point for homes this coming year.

5. Tech Reigns Supreme

As we head into 2021, technology will continue to be a significant aspect of daily life. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone in the community who doesn’t have a smartphone in their pocket. Technology is starting to become standard in homes. Smart thermostats, smart fridges, and smart lighting are all popular design trends this year.

Whether you’re considering building or buying, if a new home is on your radar for 2020 or 2021, knowing these trends will help you choose the right one. Embrace the trends you feel are best for your family and enter the home buying market with confidence, knowing that you will be getting a home that exceeds your expectations.




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