National Design Trends To Apply To Your Portland Oregon Homes & Condos For Sale

by | Jan 11, 2013 | Living Urban

Design trends for homes come and go depending on many factors including the needs and desires of buyers, changes in technology and economic issues.

Here are some design trends predicted for Portland homes and condos for sale as well as the rest of the nation.

Kitchens Continue to be the Heart of the Home

People still love kitchens that are open and airy.  Popular kitchen counter tops will embrace the green movement switching from granite to crushed recyclable glass under a solid, smooth surface.  Many builder’s are doing away with 1 of the eating areas, so homes either have a formal dining or a nook but not both.

Energy Efficiency Remains Important

According to The Joint Center for Housing Studies, homeowners and builders alike continue to make homes more energy efficient.  This is led by regional certification programs as well as national green building standards.

Vintage is Hot

Reproductions from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s will be a hot design trend in home furnishings.  We call this Mid-Century Modern.  Think …. CB2, West Elm, Crate & Barrel.

Bold Lighting Touches are Added

In addition to functional lighting, pocket lights & lighting with lamps are back.

Ceilings Become a Focal Point

Ceilings will no longer fade into the background with the addition of architectural enhancements such as domes and bold paint options including metallic colors.

Whether you’re looking for trendy or traditional Portland Oregon homes & condos for sale, I can help you find your perfect fit.

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