Heated entryway floors. Heated floors are popular in the bathrooms all across the world, but if you live in New England putting them in the entry way helps melting the snow off, drying boots and warming up the feet.
Two-tone kitchen cabinets, where upper cabinets are white or neutral for a clean, timeless feel and lower cabinets play with various wood tones, deeper colors.
Outdoor fabric used indoors. Outdoor fabrics are becoming increasingly hard to distinguish from traditional indoor fabrics, where their durability makes them perfect for high-traffic dining room and living room furniture.
Colored stainless steel appliances. Dark stainless steel is making a buzz in 2016.
Large-format tiles (such as 12 by 24 inches) are making their grand appearance in kitchens and bathrooms in 2016.
Bidets. The separate bidet unit in bathrooms are more popular in Europe than the U.S. But since manufacturers began creating combination bidet and toilet units, they’ve been catching on.
Deep kitchen drawers. Ease of storage is the top kitchen priority during a remodel.
Formal dining rooms. Homeowners who entertain frequently are pouring attention into the spaces designated for gatherings and special meals .
In 2016 niche appliances promise to cook food more thoroughly and healthily than microwaves; warming drawers give cooks a little wiggle room to deliver hot meals to family and guests; induction cooktops save space and are safer for homes with young kids.
Workhorse islands provide additional workspace, but with deep storage, prep sinks, room for seating and more, workhorse islands are becoming the central feature in modern kitchens.
Hello statement mirrors and bye bye medicine cabinets in bathrooms.
Barely there kitchens. As kitchen layouts become more open, spatial identifiers like walls of cabinetry and full-size appliances fade away, leaving behind airy, fluid spaces that serve multiple functions while looking barely there.
Tech free living rooms for family are on the rise as homeowners are looking for a calm respite where they can read a book, chat with friends and family or just sit quietly.
Kitchens that embrace openness and raw materials. The inherent simplicity in open shelves and raw materials plays a big part.
Surprising backsplash and countertop pairings.
Fully decorated living rooms that don’t go overboard. Designers pay attention to scale, light, function and more to strike the right balance.
And 2016 Sunrooms? Adding one is finding ways to carve out a special sun-drenched corner in their homes.
Mixing modern materials in the kitchen for an eclectic, sophisticated look.
Attention-seeking bedrooms. A can of paint will certainly transform the look and feel of a bedroom, but a rustic wood wall and ceiling feature warms up the otherwise contemporary room.
2016 bathrooms will feel more like living spaces with graphic wallpaper and ornate chandeliers.
Fireplaces and fire features in 2016. New advances mean you can have all the ambience without the smell, pollution or hassle of traditional wood-burning fireplaces. Plus, fireplaces are making a comeback as living room focal points in lieu of the dark void of a TV screen.
Farmhouse entryways with simplicity in storage and durability in materials.