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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:

Dreamy spa-inspired bathrooms --> http://hg.tv/14ci3:

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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Renters Be Aware

With the rent rising and the popularity of renting still in it’s booming phase, it’s going to be a tough market to get the living space you are looking for.

There are a few smart tips to go into this market with that might be beneficial for you in this process. With the prices rises, it might be smart to consider sharing the rent.

If that’s not an option, know your rights! It’s important to know the rules for fees and deposits and to protect yourself from those landlords who aren’t as reliable or trustworthy.

Anticipate extra fees and costs. Expenses can rise with parking, insurance, and amenities. Never go to your maximum budget because there will always be something extra you aren’t taking into account for. If you are one of those lucky ones without any hidden fees, you’ll appreciate that extra income later on.

Be prepared to negotiate. Since renting is on it’s rise, the competition can get rough. Keep all your information needed for an application ready so there is no wasted time, and accept that you might be fighting with others for the same space.

Be willing to compromise. You are not going to get what you used to pay for.  Accept the fact that you might need to live with less and be reasonable. Renting is stressful enough, you don’t need any extra stress added onto it!

Be prepared. Be ready to negotiate. Be open to different possibilities.


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Beams are back!

It seems like beams come and go as a trend but in the past few years it hasn’t been trending in or out. It has now just become a preference. You either love them or you don’t and it doesn’t matter if you fall in love with a home that doesn’t have any, because beams can be put in as an after thought and still look amazing.

Christine Huve Interior Design - bedrooms - chic bedrooms, greek key headboard, gray greek key headboard, gray velvet headboard, white and g...:

Whether you are looking for more character on your wall, or maybe just some texture, beams can definitely accomplish that.

Refurbished old farm house door table with modern pieces:

Maybe you love the look but don’t want them to stand out from the rest of the house, that’s okay they blend well too!

Jeff & Joseph's Silver Lake Bungalow — House Tour | Apartment Therapy:

They can tie in your color scheme for the room.

Bedroom with vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams, black canopy bed, light blue sofa, and white furnishings including nightstands, lamps, and coffee table.:

Done correctly, they are simply stunning. What do you think?


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Traditional Wood Floors Are Gone

Traditional wood floors are now off the demand list!

Lauren Shadid Architecture - House of Turquoise

With so many options available what should you choose?

Robson Rak + Made by Cohen collaboration - Elwood House — The Little Design Corner (www.thelittledesigncorner.com)

Current trends are saying blonde, gray, and white washed are in.

Bespoke Natural Grey Engineered Oak from Reclaimed Flooring Co http://www.periodideas.com/bespoke-natural-grey-engineered-oak-reclaimed-flooring-co

Wide planks seem to be the  most desired but even herringbone is coming back in!

Large bank of floor to ceiling cabinets, beautiful windows & doors with oversized transom (so much natural light!), herringbone wood floors.

Let’s just say you’ll be safe to stay away from the traditional skinny wood floors for now!