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2011 Residential Design Trends: America’s Search for New Normals

Do you ever look around at home and wonder what the latest trends are?  Maybe.  Maybe Not.  Either way, design trends are always changing and thankfully, there are people who do the research for us!  Below, you will find a list of the proposed design trends as listed on Builderonline.com.  Go to their website to see even more!

2011 Design Trends

1.  No Faux:  Natural finishes are in play for the time being.

2.  Portion Control:  Choosing the smaller home as opposed to the medium-sized home.

3.  Fresh Ideas:  Going organic – not just with the food.

4.  Village Vibe:  Urban feel comes to suburbia.

5.  Green Grows:  What started with the phrase, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” has become a way of life.

6.  Bridging the Gap:  Living quarters become multi-generational is a must in the harder economic times.

7.  Accessorize Me: Bringing us back to a small home.

8.  Factory Factor:  Leaning on the prefab.

9.  Spec This:  What materials are running the show now?

10. Mix & Don’t Match:  Bring on the personalization!