As each new year comes around we take the time to reflect and think of ways to improve ourselves, our lives and even our home for the better. While the media drowns us with the newest trends and state of the art appliances we MUST have, we should focus on just the opposite too, which trends we need to get ride of.
Below, we have gathered a list of the top 5 trends to ditch in 2016.
1. BATH TUBS
In- home master bathroom spas have become hugely popular, while the jetted Jacuzzi just doesn’t seem to fit the Feng Shui. Free standing tubs and door less showers are a more modern and luxurious alternative that will give your bathroom a spa like feel.
2. OVER THE RANGE MICROWAVE
While range hoods are becoming more and more popular we are seeing less over the range microwaves. The microwave is one of those appliances that can be a bit of an eye soar. Lets face it, they’re not all that pretty. While hidden appliances are becoming trendier, more homeowners are finding other ways to hide the microwave while still keeping it accessible. Microwave drawers and built-ins are two examples of better microwave placement.
Over the range hoods are a much more luxurious alternative to a microwave. With many different finishes and styles to choose from, they add a sophisticated designer touch to your kitchen.
3. CHEVRON PATTERN
The chevron pattern seems to be making its way out of the design industry. We’ve seen this geometric motif over done on textiles, wallpaper, tiles and more. While this simple “V” shape pattern is easy to incorporate in many designs, it’s starting to look dated.
4. KITCHEN OFFICES
Kitchen offices are becoming less and less popular while private studies and offices through out the home are making a comeback. Doesn’t this makes a whole lot more sense? An office space should be somewhere you go to focus and get work done. Whether that be homework or daily work, it seems odd to have the office in the kitchen, one of the most high-traffic areas in your home.
5. GREY ON GREY
While 50 shades of grey took over just about every industry in 2015, it seems that everyone’s had enough of this neutral shade. While it’s a versatile color that matches nearly everything, 2016 is about toning down the grey. We’re seeing a lot less grey monochrome palettes and more splashes of grey instead.
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