Home Building Trends Are Changing In 2018, Here’s How

From kitchens and bathrooms to covered porches, the design and build of homes today is changing and Carbine and Associates continue to be leaders in new home building innovation.

The Tennessean interviewed company President/Founder James Carbine to discuss the changing trends of home building and which ones are popular with homeowners.

From kitchens and bathrooms to covered porches, the design and build of homes and neighborhoods today is changing and Carbine and Associates continue to be leaders in new home building innovation.

Super Island – Home Building Trend

Kitchen islands have always been a central focus of the home, but now with bigger, multipurpose islands, kitchens are a space for entertainment and family time as well.

“The kitchen remains the heart of the home. Clients have been excited about the building trend of larger islands. Called the ‘super island,’ this space can accommodate the family chef as well as kids working on school projects while easily serving as a buffet for an adjacent café area,” said Carbine.

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Currently available in the Water Leaf neighborhood of Franklin, this home features a beautiful oversized island perfect for homework, cooking and a buffet space for entertaining.

Even pantries and laundry rooms are now multi-use with extra drawers, shelving and counter space and convenient to the downstairs living areas.

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Laundry and mud rooms have become high-performance spaces. (Designed by Southern Hospitality for Carbine’s 2017 Designer Show House. Photo by Sam Carbine)

Mixed Metals Give Fresh Take On Timeless Space

Mixed metals are weaving their way into home design.

Stainless steel isn’t just for your kitchen anymore. Carbine & Associates added a stainless, free-standing tubs to the master bath in a pretty Green Hills home. These features give a fresh look to a timeless space. Lighting is also trending strong with the use of metal and wood.

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Home Building Trends, Mixed Metal Lighting, Carbine & Associates)

Tranquil Outdoor Trends

Second-level decks with ceiling fans and televisions are just one example of how outdoor living areas are becoming outdoor retreats for home owners.

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“Our clients live busy lives and want to unwind when they get home,” said Carbine. “People are searching for peace, privacy, and a little space. Our Williamson County neighborhoods, Southern Preserve and Water Leaf, offer home sites on acre plus lots.”

Find Your Carbine New Home Today

If you want a home that’s up-to-date with smart home design, contact Carbine & Associates at 615-661-9995. The award-winning Carbine & Associates team is building on home sites throughout Williamson County as well as Nashville and in new boutique Carbine neighborhoods Southern Preserve and Water Lead and would be happy to discuss your dream home today.

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