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Top Home Trends for 2017

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With the New Year comes new home trends to watch for. Omega Homes is pleased to bring you the top 3 trends to consider integrating into your home in the upcoming year. Whether you are building your custom dream home from scratch, or are just in the mood for some redecorating and renovations, keep these top home trends in mind:

SMART HOMES

With any new technology, there are always a group of early adopters that embrace high priced gadgets in the quest to be on the forefront of technological innovation. Once prices drop and upgrades are made, widespread mass-market adoption begins. That’s why 2017 is the year the Smart House home trend will explode. The variety of products available at reasonable price points guarantees more people will choose to embrace smart home technology.

The Nest Learning Thermostat is an example of a product being installed in many Canadian homes. With only a 30-minute installation time, it requires data input for only a week before it’s able to program itself. It even has additional features, like alerting you via your smartphone if the temperature drops in your home due to a furnace problem so that you can avoid frozen or burst pipes. It’s even compatible with other products, like smart smoke alarms and security systems to help notify you of anything running amiss within or surrounding your home.

MARBLE & GRANITE COUNTERTOPS

We recently shared a blog on custom kitchen countertops for your dream home, outlining how the one-of-a-kind look of granite or the elegance of marble adds sophistication to your kitchen. The reason both granite and marble continue to be a top home trends year after year is the timeless, classic appeal they have to homeowners and designers alike.

There are many different countertop styles and colours, but to keep that timeless charm, opt for shades that will never go out of style. At the top of our list is a completely black granite countertop. It’s classic on its own, but its versatility allows you to redecorate by changing the backsplash or your cabinet colours without having to change out the granite itself!

COMBINING TRENDS

The number one home trend for 2017 is to tastefully incorporate the best of antique and modern decorative accents within your home to stay fresh and up-to-date. Trying to fill your home with strictly antiques can be tedious, expensive and visually unappealing. Following the latest and hottest trends in home décor can also be disastrous (anyone with bright pink tiles in their bathroom from the 80’s can attest to that!).

Instead, focus on merging styles and home trends with timeless pieces to create a style that is uniquely you and doesn’t rely on keeping up with the latest craze. A put together room should look like it was collected and evolved over time, not stuck in one specific era. For instance, highlight antique hardwood floors in your living room by pairing them with a low-modern sofa.

Whatever 2017 holds, partner with Omega Homes to create a home that is both your dream and the perfect fit for you and your family.

Contact us to learn more about the different options available for creating your dream home.

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