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Design Trends to Watch in 2015

May 7th, 2015

Design Trends to Watch in 2015

Considering a renovation or remodel this year? You won’t be alone. According to the American Express Spending & Saving Tracker, 75 percent of Americans will make some sort of home improvement this year.


But what should you consider in order to ensure your renovation stands the test of time (or at least lasts a little while)? At Architecture, Incorporated, we’ve overseen our fair share of renovations. Here’s what our experts say about the trends to watch in 2015.


  1. Personality. Whether it’s a thoughtfully placed laundry chute or a fireplace with special bricks, more and more homeowners are adding a personal touch to their homes. While in the past many owners considered what was more likely to sell, renovations are trending toward making the home more comfortable and functional for the people already living there. Don’t be afraid to do what you love!
  2. Restore. The restoration market is huge right now. People love to maintain existing structures, and historic preservation and adaptive reuse happens to be one of our specialties! Whether you’re updating a historic home in Central Gardens or just moving into your grandmother’s old house, there are so many options for restoring a home to its former glory while making the space your own.
  3. Repurpose. This, like restoration, is enormously popular. From reusing the bricks from a fireplace to create outdoor steps to pulling wood from old doors to make interior floors, there are many great ways to repurpose materials found in your own home or elsewhere. And, not only does this allow a homeowner to pay homage to what was there before, it also can save money on purchasing new materials!
  4. The same or totally opposite. There is no in-between. As people expand older homes, additions tend to take one of two forms. They either look just like the rest of the house (to hide that there has ever been an addition) or they are totally out of the box. Depending on your goals, the out-of-the-box approach can work well for your renovation. For example, a homeowner may add a brick addition to a house otherwise covered in vinyl siding. Renovations that look somewhat like the rest of the house but don’t quite match simply are not trendy right now. Choose one or the other, and take the leap!


Have questions about your renovation or remodel? Call us at 901-526-5080!

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