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Whether they’re about design, convenience or bringing calm to our frenzied lives, these hot housing trends are ready to make their mark in 2015.
REALTOR® Magazine released a list of future trends, including:
Coral shades – A reflection of people’s optimism, coral shades are expected to make a splash in the new year.
Open spaces go mainstream – Open floor plans are coming to traditional condo buildings and single-family suburban homes in 2015.
Keyless entry – Builders will start to switch to biometric fingerprint door locks with numerical algorithms entered in a database.
Outdoor living – Interest in spending time outdoors will continue to grow, and enhancements will become more popular, such as outdoor showers adjacent to pools and hot tubs.
Freestanding tubs – Freestanding tubs will gain in popularity as a sculptural centerpiece. Of course, they are not friendly to those who may find it difficult to climb in and out.
Charging stations – Although separate office space is becoming less popular, homeowners will continue to need a dedicated space in the kitchen or other location to charge devices.
Cool copper – The 2015 “it” metal is copper. Look for it to be used to exude industrial warmth in large swaths or minimally in a few backsplash tiles.
Peruse other trends that made the list here.