The latest building trends were compiled by the Carbine team at the recent International Builders’ Show and range from an infusion of color in the home and the super island to experience rooms for wine and the use of mixed metals.
Carbine Realty agent Kristen Carbine attended IBS with her father James, Carbine company president who serves the National Association of Home Builders’ as Area 7 National Chairman representing Tennessee and Alabama. Here’s Kristen’s top list which she feels will be popular with Middle Tennesseans and some recent pretty examples from Carbine projects in Green Hills and Williamson County.
1.The Super Island
Still the most important room of the home, in 2018, the kitchen island becomes the super island serving a variety of functions from after school homework to buffet space for parties.
2. Blue The New Gray
Shades of blue are being woven throughout the home, and, in the kitchen, we’ll see it more with two-tone cabinets and in the island where it gives it a furniture style feel says Kristen. In 2014, Indigo Blue was used in the HGTV Smart Home that Carbine built. In 2018, the color is more subtle.
3. Pantry Organization, Florals And Color!
The kitchen pantry takes it up a notch with great storage organization products and the addition of design elements like florals and color.
A beautiful home on Lone Oak in Green Hills, designed by J & K Design Studio and built by Carbine & Associates, has a spacious pantry with a clever floral wallpaper.
4. Open Floor Plan
The open floor plan is still driving home design. A kitchen which flows into other rooms remains a popular choice. Carbine has done this in pretty new homes in Southern Preserve and Water Leaf in Williamson County as well as several new homes in Green Hills. Click here for 5000 Water Leaf Drive listing.
5. Wine Experience Rooms
As the curiosity of millenials drive us back to history and the story behind products, the wine bar becomes the wine experience room. Kristen says the idea is to step away from spirits and move toward atmosphere, sense, smell and the history of what you are enjoying.
6. Mixed Metal Trending Strong
Mixing metals in the home is trending strong. Carbine recently used a gorgeous stainless steel tub in a Green Hills home which has sold on Lone Oak. The builder has three other homes in the area including one adjacent recently completed and available. You’ll also see more metal in creative light fixtures.
7. Smaller Garages
As families have fewer children and smaller, smarter cars, the garage size is being decreased and the space woven into the home.
8. Smart, Safer Homes
Smart home technology at the touch of your phone continues to be a necessity says Kristen. “From Honeywell smart thermostats which can regulate moisture to Nest technology for home smart thermostats and security cameras, Carbine is using technology to help manage home systems and offer more security especially in urban projects,” Kristen said.
Contact The Professionals For More Information
Give Carbine a call today about your own home building plans at 615-669-9995. And, check out Carbine’s recent Facebook Live for fresh building ideas and click here for a fun, new building inspiration Pinterest board.