Trend Forecast for 2013

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Highlight Homes Takes a Closer Look at the Renovation and Home Decor Predictions for the New Year

Warm and Welcoming Wide Open Spaces

This is a trend we’re particularly excited about at Highlight Homes! As homeowners with older homes featuring cramped quarters look to renovation professionals to knock down walls and re-imagine their living spaces, Highlight Homes stands at the ready. Our experience in structural engineering makes us a great fit for homeowners who wish to create warm and welcoming wide open spaces – a terrific option for growing families and/or couples who love to entertain.

Brighter, More Daring Color Palettes

With the release of Pantone’s Color Palette for 2013, paint manufacturers take some cues from these bright and bold hues. While Pantone’s Emerald 17-5641 moves to center stage as the 2013 Color of the Year, other bright and happy shades like Monaco Blue, Poppy Red, African Violet and Lemon Zest have a strong presence in fashion and home décor leading into the New Year.

Go Bold Prints

Home décor often reflects the trends that first appear on fashion runways the world over. This year is no exception as bold prints are on the forefront on both stages. Stripes, polka dots and splashy colorful prints will be all the rage in home accents and accessories.

Kitchen & Bath Remodels Continue to Reign Supreme

As in recent years, kitchen and bath remodels will continue to make up the largest portion of our business. Homeowners know both represent a wise investment – not only are these spaces well-used by various members of the family, they are spaces that potential buyers will pay close attention to when it comes time to sell. Historically, kitchen and bath remodels represent a strong return on investment.

Let’s Take it Outside

For centuries, man has been drawn to the Great Outdoors. SO why change that primeval pull for 2013? Outdoor living spaces that are comprised of fenced in yards, lavish landscaping, sprawling decks and patios for entertaining, tranquil water features, brick and stone hearths, and deep set living room-inspired seating are still trending extremely strong in the New Year.

One Big Happy Family

As witnessed in the rapidly growing 2012 trend toward dual master suites, the placement of an in-law suite over a detached garage, and the finishing of basements complete with a kitchen and full bathroom all signal a rise in multi-generational living. By creating a space that’s all their own, families are able to welcome senior members seamlessly into the home.

Function Meets Fashion

With more and more homeowners expressing concern over their renovations in the all-important area of function over form, Highlight Homes is happy to announce that function and fashion can go hand in hand. Our design-build team welcomes the opportunity to work closely with the clients we serve to make intelligent choices with regard to things like storage options, material choices and room flow.

A Touch of Glass

In bathrooms and kitchens everywhere, glass is making a comeback. From textured glass backsplashes to colorful mosaics, Highlight Homes invites you to add a “touch of glass” to your home renovation

Time Travelling

While Highlight Homes tends to lean toward timeless, classic designs in the majority of our home renovations, it’s apparent that the trend toward retro looks from previous decades are very solid leading into 2013. With obvious influences from the 1920’s to the 1970’s, Art Deco leads the throwback pack.

Eco-Friendly Environment

As a proud green builder and member of the Green Building Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, we’re particularly excited about this continuing trend. From appliances with a five-star energy rating to energy efficient windows and doors to kitchen and bath fixtures designed for water conservation, this is a concept we whole-heartedly embrace. Not only is it good for the planet and good for your family, it will serve as a terrific selling point when it comes time to put your home on the market.

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Trend Forecast for 2013