Now that we’re officially well into 2019, it’s time to take a look at the year’s top emerging home trends. These trends are gorgeous, classic and are sure to stick around for years to come. If you’re planning on renovating your exterior, these are the 5 top trends you should look to to upgrade your home.
1. Dark on Dark
While you’ll still see your fair share of homes with dark and light contrasting colours, dark on dark colour palettes are no longer a faux pas. This contemporary look coordinates dark siding and dark trim for an exterior that’s sophisticated and unique. It’s important to pin down the aesthetic you want for your home. If you prefer a more rustic look, you’ll favour more of the natural dark wood tones. However, if you’re going for a more modern aesthetic, experiment with shades of dark grey and black.
2. Floor to Ceiling Glass
Windows can completely transform your home- from both inside and out. Floor to ceiling windows and doors have become increasingly popular, letting as much natural light in the home as possible, and elevating the exterior design. Make sure to check out our window selection at Gentek to find gorgeous floor to ceiling windows that will elevate your home.
3. High Quality Materials
Gone are the days of using lower quality materials to save a buck. High quality materials may cost more, but homeowners are realizing it’s much more important to invest in lasting quality. Incorporating high quality materials into your design (both inside and out) means lower maintenance, higher durability and increased home value. For example, using siding in a material such as fiber cement is one of the best investments you can make. It’s pest and fire resistant, low maintenance and lasts for years without any need for a touch up.
4. Black Accents
It’s official. Dark colours are in, and black is hotter than ever, especially as an exterior accent colour. Add black accents to your shutters, front door, trim, or even large sections of your siding. You could also add a black porch or black accent wall to the interior of your home. The amazing thing about black is that it can work with any style. Whether your home design is modern, moody, classic or farmhouse chic, black will work for you. Plus, it’s a great way to make a bold, eye-catching statement.
5. Blending Indoors and Outdoors
One of the most popular home trends for 2019 is bringing the indoors out. Homeowners love the idea of extending their indoor space, making their yards comfortable extensions of their favourite interior rooms. You’ll now see more outdoor kitchens and bars, cozy gazebos, and fire pits added to the deck to lengthen the time you spend outside.
Ready to make some home upgrades? These 5 trends will have your home looking great in 2019 and beyond!