When it comes to flooring, most people want something that is stylish and practical…something that is trendy but that won't fade out in a few years. Flooring is the foundation for your home and should sensibly reflect your own design style while keeping up with today's design ideals. Here are the trends in flooring that we see happening in 2021 and beyond:
1. Hardwood almost everywhere
Yes, hardwood continues to grow and it is the preferred surface in most rooms. In fact, many homeowners are converting their kitchen floors and entryways, as well as powder rooms to hardwood floors.
2. Hardwood look-alike materials
As further evidence of the trend and preference towards hardwood flooring, it’s super interesting that now we have more and more alternative products that mimic the look (and sometimes the feel) of hardwood flooring. The 2 biggest areas are tile planks that look like hardwood and engineered vinyl planks that look and feel like hardwood.
2. Vibrant tile patterns
Tiles that are statement makers are not just for backsplashes anymore. Clients are requesting and designers are now including a more vibrant look to flooring and shower enclosures. Cool color tones include grays, blues, greens, etc. and warm color tones include yellow, oranges and reds (like the tile shown above which was selected by the talented Michelle Boudreau of Michelle Boudreau Design).
3. Environmentally friendly finishes
Over the last several years, we’ve seen more and more people asking about and gravitating towards more environmentally friendly finishes. In particular, many clients prefer Bona Traffic HD because it has very low VOC’s, has incredibly high durability, has low odor and also doesn’t amberize (i.e. turn yellow) like oil based poly does.
4. Farmhouse modern style
It’s unbelievable to watch this farmhouse modern style trend growing and blossoming. For years, there’s been a desire for nostalgia and return to a simpler life, and it’s exhibited itself in many ways. For the floors, it’s been more about a rustic and distressed look with wider planks and often reclaimed wood. Now, it’s evolved to softer and more subtle and soft color palettes for both floors and walls.
At Dantor Martinez Construction, we specialize in modern new construction and remodeling projects and this includes completing your project with beautiful flooring. For more information, please contact us today at (760) 340-3503 or request a free consultation here.
2020 was the start of a new decade. One that will bring interesting and innovative advances in modern home design. The modern home and how people choose to live in it will constantly be changing, and this certainly is the case as we head into 2021 and beyond. Here are some home design trends that we think will excite homeowners in the coming year:
1. Three-tone kitchens
Two-tone kitchen cabinets — meaning the upper cabinets are one color and the lower cabinets another color, or the perimeter cabinets are one color and the island is a different color — dominated kitchens in the past couple of years. So it’s only natural that designers are building on the trend rather than doing away with it. In a three-tone kitchen, one more color or material is introduced to create an asymmetry in the palette that helps define zones or functions and keeps the eye moving.
2. Custom-colored appliances
Also earlier this year, Dacor launched its DacorMatch Color System, which allows homeowners to get the company’s Heritage ranges and wall ovens in any color they choose. That way the range can match a cabinet color or a color found in a backsplash tile mosaic, or even the color of a homeowner’s favorite sweater.
3. Mixed metal finishes on faucets
Moen’s Nio faucet, in matte black, comes with the option of a different handle finish, such as brushed gold (shown in this photo), chrome, stainless steel and black stainless steel.
4. Extra-large islands
Nearly a third of renovating homeowners who are upgrading their kitchen island are choosing to make it more than 7 feet. They are also doing away with kitchen tables and opting for super-large islands. That way family and guests can be close by or dine informally while still gathering together in the kitchen.
5. Tiled bathtub aprons
Tile is a great, affordable material that adds design points to a bathroom, and ordering a few extra square feet of tile likely won’t sink the budget. That’s why we’re seeing many homeowners and designers covering the tub apron in tile or another material, like wood. This results in a big payoff with a minimal investment.
6. Wet rooms
Putting a stand-alone tub in an enclosed shower area makes sense. Why not contain all the functions that cause splashing in one space? Cue the rise of the wet room. If you’ve got the space, consider this practical approach to laying out the bathroom.
7. Fully wrapped powder rooms
Going for bold style in a powder room is nothing new. Designers tend to like to go a little wild in these small spaces often used by guests. One way to go big or go home is by wrapping the entire powder room in a feature wallcovering.
8. Breezy, open and calming living rooms
Open concept living rooms have been used in modern home design for a while now, but now a new element is arriving on the scene - the sense of calm and wellness in open concept living. We’re now seeing that manifest in airy, soothing and relaxed living room designs. Soft colors, casual fabrics, minimal decor and lots of sunshine hit the note just right.
9. Warmer paint colors
While cool and neutral paints are still very popular in general, we’re starting to see people move toward somewhat warmer colors, from coral in all shades to ocher and beyond. Another popular color trend is bringing together warm and cool colors in unexpected combinations, such as hot pink with pistachio green or soft coral with a bright mint.
At Dantor Martinez Construction, we specialize in modern new construction and remodeling projects. If you are planning a project now or in the future, please contact us today at (760) 340-3503. We can help you create your modern dream home!