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Living Smaller

With the new year usually comes goals of living larger. For the past few years we’ve noticed a trend in going smaller when it comes to homes. Whether it’s a financial reason, to be energy efficient, or just to be happy with less; we are curious if this trend is going to continue through 2016.

This casual Hill Country cottage pours on the Southern charm with its familiar farmhouse form, picture-perfect proportions, and inviting front porch nestled beneath a curtain of large oak trees. The stone facade and metal roofing nod back to Fredericksburg's original German-style architecture. We'd love to kick up our feet and wind down our week in this soulful country home.:

There’s something special about a well designed home that leaves a smaller footprint. It can feel like a larger home by simply making it feel more open.

House Tour: A Smartly Designed 362-Square-Foot Bungalow. Tiny House Tour. Living Small. Simplicity:

Getting creative with storage is another key. We all come with a certain amount of things that we aren’t really to let go of. Having creative storage spaces gives you more square footage.

11 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Bedroom | Apartment Therapy:

This trend has taking over in 2015 and proved to provide more security, financial stability, and been beneficial to our economy. What do you think? Is 2016 going to continue living large in smaller homes?

5 Tips to Make Small Rooms Worker Harder in Your Home. Click to see how I used them to turn my laundry room into a sunny breakfast nook, mudroom and household storage space.:

1. via southernliving.com 2. via goodhousekeeping.com 3. via apartmenttherapy.com 4 via littlehousebigcity.com


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2016 Home Must Haves

As we are preparing for the holidays and the new year, we are trying to figure out what the new year will bring. New homes, new buyers, new trends, and new adventures await us! Here are some of the home must haves we think will be headed our way for 2016:

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Spa like bathrooms! A getaway from the outside world or maybe even a getaway from the rest of the chores in the home. We see 2016 home buyers wanting a relaxing bathroom with light neutrals and luxury items.

light colored wood and white:

We think the bright white kitchen will still be in, but there will be a movement towards natural wood. It stays in the nice bright family but brings in a warmth that a kitchen deserves.

Gallerie B Friday's Favourites. Beautiful home office makeover by Sita Montgomery.:

The work from home trend is still on the rise! We see the importance of a home office rising and replacing a formal living room. It seems like home buyers are more interested in using every square footage of the home to the best of their abilities!

A DIY half wall bookcase @ThriftyDecorChick:

Open floor plans have been all the rage, but we see something different. We are predicting that 2016 will be a happy balance of open and walls. Not every room needs to be open, and there’s something comfortable about a dedicated space.

A pale blue door brightens this home's facade. More inexpensive ways to add curb appeal: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/exteriors/curb-appeal/curb-appeal-on-a-dime/?socsrc=bhgpin051513palebluedoor=2:

Last but not least, a higher expectation of curb appeal. Home maintenance is important and taking care of what we invest our money in is key. We also are coming into the generation that is coming back to the roots of taking care of neighbors and being close to those we surround ourselves with. Curb appeal helps the entire neighborhood.

What do you think 2016 will bring for new homeowners?

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Home Staging Changes for 2016

Staging a home from selling has gone from feeling like a home, to feeling so stark and empty that it’s hard to see yourself living there! I’m not sure when the home stagers decided that empty was wonderful but I predict a change.

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Home staging is going to find a unique balance between clean, styled, and still feels like home.

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The reasoning behind going to stark and empty is so that the buyer can imagine their things in the home, but that’s hard for people who aren’t visual. They just see an empty room!

love this bedroom  -  A Plant Designer and DJ’s Easy-Going Brownstone | Design*Sponge

A happy balance applies to all buyers. One’s who can dream up what the home would look like, and one’s that done and want to see how someone else made it home.

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It’s going to be interesting to see the change in home staging for 2016. I hope they realize what they are missing out on going so empty and cold.

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What are your predictions for home staging in 2016?