Builder Magazine: Eight Design Trends for Fresh Elevations, Updated Interiors

Cost-effective and beautiful, the latest trend in home design is a return to simplicity

By:  Claire Easley

Spring has officially sprung, and after years of chilled sales, the home building industry has never been happier to put winter behind it and turn its attention to the most active selling season of the year. But many of the plans builders will be putting into action this year will look significantly different than they might have a few years ago, morphed by changing economic conditions and an increased emphasis on design features that can help differentiate new homes from used—and particularly distressed—units. To offer a gauge on what’s happening in home design today, Heather McCune, director of marketing at Bassenian/Lagoni Architects, and Victor Mirontschuk, president of architecture firm EDI International, recently presented at a webinar hosted by the National Association of Home Builders to talk about the latest and greatest in design trends. Both presenters acted as judges, along with Builder Senior Editor Amy Albert, for this year’s Best in American Living Awards, and drew on winning projects for visual illustrations of the styles defining today’s home designs.

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