From classic Victorian to neoclassical, there are a wide array of styles when it comes to choosing how to decorate a home, whether you’re building new or breathing new life into an existing home with a remodel. But regardless of style choices, fabric colors, and design differences, these four trends transcend them all:
One of the biggest trends in new home construction and major renovation projects in Pittsburgh and around the country is creating inviting, livable outdoor spaces. This is more than just a patio or porch with an outdoor barbecue. Homeowners want to have fully functional outdoor kitchens and dining spaces suitable for entertaining. Fire pits and fireplaces are popular additions for luxury homes. You’ll even find most that have TVs!
Smart homes allow homeowners to control everything from lighting to temperature to security with their phones or tablets. Even sprinkler settings and HVAC can be part of the smart home system. Many luxury homeowners are also choosing to include built-in home theater systems.
Luxury in the Master Suite
The master bedroom is more than just a place to sleep; for many luxury homeowners, it is a place to escape. The master bedroom is one of the most fun rooms to design, because new homes are being constructed with larger-than-average master bedroom spaces that often include a sitting area, a small office area, and even a fireplace. The luxury doesn’t stop there, however, as most master suites also include a walk-in closet and a master bathroom with a soaker tub, heated towel racks, and a rainfall shower head. The key to the master suite is luxurious comfort akin to a spa retreat.
Upscale Gourmet Kitchens
Not only are kitchens getting bigger but they are being built with custom tile, flooring, appliances, and lighting. Islands are popular and often, a fireplace, adjacent outdoor kitchen, or wine cellar will be part of the plan as well.