The Triangle Parade of Homes is going on now and is a great way to see the trends and compare builders work.
I noticed that the modern farmhouse style is still going strong on the exterior. White is THE color with black windows or accents.
but may be giving way to more modern interiors.
There weren’t many all white kitchens, builders were mixing white with grey and wood toned cabinets.
Hardware and Fixtures
Most model homes on the Parade have a mixture of metals on fixtures and hardware, Gold, bronze, black, pewter and stainless mixed together. Interiors often follow fashion and fashion has been mixing metals for quite a while now.
I noticed the trend the most when it was missing. Walking through several builders million+ spec homes everything was brushed stainless. It’s amazing how dated it looked but a builder is going to play it safe with that price home.
Just a few newer looking light fixtures or cabinet pulls would have made a difference. One builder had all of the accessories in bronze/gold to bring the mixed metal look in to the all stainless home. Another builder had a brass chandelier in the master bedroom that looked like it had been saved from the 90’s. Not the right look but a good try!
I noticed a lot of patterned tile. Colors are greige, black, cream, tans and some browns. Very earthy and graphic. Not much subway.
Many more master baths without tubs. Super showers are so in right now. I wonder when buyers will figure out how cold it can be in a huge shower?
This is a nice sized shower. Hand held shower wands are a trend.
I’m not sure about this bath. Just too much going on and those 90’s pickled cabinets… I’m sure the designers weren’t born when those were trending! I admire the try and maybe it will catch on.
I hope you can get out and see the Triangle Parade of Homes for yourself. There is an app for the Parade too!
Marianne Howell Wright 919-274-4365 Call me if you are interested in a Real Estate buyers agent for the Triangle Area of NC.
The Parade of Homes presented by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh–Wake County and the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties, runs October 6-7, 12-14 and 19-21 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.