There are many features in a home that are critical to the comfort of the entire family. Comfortable furniture and bedding, a large master suite along with bedrooms that easily accommodate children, and an overall feeling of being home. With that said, however, there may be nothing more important than the elements and idiosyncrasies of the kitchen – the most popular room in the house for most families.Of course, the size of the kitchen, the appliance brands, and functions, lighting and windows are all big deals for every homeowner. We’ve shared some thoughts on those big-ticket items before but, in this post, we hope to share some ideas that will make your efforts feel a bit more personalized to your potential clients; improving your chances of closing a deal.Small Kitchen Changes that Make Can a Big DifferenceAdequate storage is always an issue for homeowners (and not just in the garage!). Innovative storage designs that focus on organization and ease-of-access will have your clients eagerly accepting your kitchen designs. Pantries are especially problematic for many homeowners so, finding ways to organize this critical area can be a huge bonus for you.Offer Better Kitchen Storage, by Whatever MeansA hot new trend in kitchen storage is hiding away the appliances that are used most often – while keeping them accessible to the entire family. Sometimes referred to as an “appliance garage”, the family’s most used appliances are always plugged in and ready to go without cluttering the countertop.Hidden Appliances are a Huge Kitchen Must-HaveWhile single sinks have become popular recently, that trend is beginning to wane. Not only are double bowl sinks making a comeback, but prep sinks are also becoming increasingly popular. Adding features to kitchen islands, such as wine coolers and/or other storage, will also go a long way toward making your efforts feel personalized to the client’s needs.Don’t Sink Your Kitchen Design with a SinglePrep Sink in Kitchen IslandMulti-Use Kitchen IslandDesigning the dream kitchen for others is always a challenge but, by keeping an eye on what’s possible, you can offer something unique to even the most discriminating clients.Looking for more new design trends, tips, and ideas? Get in touch with TD Fall today.
We just can’t help ourselves. Perhaps too often we spend hours every week perusing a variety of online sources for interior design trends, and predictions of new trends, for the upcoming seasons. While doing so can be illuminating, it can also be a bit more than frustrating – it sometimes seems that those who write about the design business are more interested in forcing a new trend into the marketplace than in simply reporting what is actually taking place.Having said that, we are beginning to notice at least slight agreement in a few areas for this year: Hallelujah!Have ceilings been so boring for so long that we’ve all agreed to finally take action and do something about them? Perhaps – perhaps not. What we do know is that more than one column on design trends have made the claim that making a bold statement with ceilings will be big in 2018.Bold Ceiling Designs are HotElledecor.comLAtimes.comWhile we’ve already predicted that purple will be popular this season, thanks to Pantone choosing it as the Color of the Year, plenty of scribes are predicting that shades of blue will continue to hold their own on the palettes used in home design. Not to be left out, other warmer colors will also remain in the up-to-date designer’s arsenal of color choices.Which Color Dominates the Design Market This Year?Hgtv.comHousebeautiful.comKitchens always feature heavily in any discussion of interior design trends, as they should. Whether speculating about how space will be allocated in the most popular room in most homes, which types of appliances should be used, or the types of cabinets, flooring, and backsplash will work best to enhance the space – a good interior designer must always pay attention kitchens.Kitchens Are Central to Any Home Hgtv.comLAtimes.comFreshome.comThe sharp designer understands that they need to make sure the kitchen is as important to their design plan as it is to the homeowner. Never take kitchen designs for granted.Looking for more new design trends, tips, and ideas? Get in touch with TD Fall today.