There are so many incredible advantages to buying a new home versus a used one, but none better than having the ability to decorate your way, from your kitchen to your bathrooms to your beautiful backyard. Out of all the spaces in your home, these are among the most personal and the most enjoyed — which means your design choices should always come first.
After you’ve found the perfect Stone Martin Builders home, you’re free to unleash your unique style and creativity and turn these rooms into the spaces where you feel your best. Take a look at a few of our favorite home design trends of 2019 and get inspired to decorate your oasis from top to bottom however you like!
Latest Kitchen Design Trends
Two Tone: Simply put, two tones are now better than one. While it may seem strange to mix colors, especially when it comes to your cabinets, the latest kitchen craze is “wood cabinets paired with painted cabinets.” Sleek, artsy, and entirely unique, this pairing easily turns your kitchen into the hottest room in your home.
Curated Feel: Your brand new Stone Martin Builders home allows you to showcase your personal style, especially in your kitchen. With the popularity of open shelving, curated pieces in your home are now more in than ever. Display your all-time favorites pieces, from crocks to vases, and watch your kitchen sparkle.
Texture Time: Just like getting creative with recipes and food, getting creative with kitchen design couldn’t be more fun. Designers are now putting a big focus on “mixing up the finishes” such as a white beadboard on the ceiling, shiplap on the walls, brass strap hinges and latches on the cabinets, black marble on the island countertop, and warm woods on the floors, backsplash, and countertops.
Bathroom Style Ideas
Vanity Love: Of course, a great vanity is a staple in your master bathroom, but did you know that top designers are now putting them in front of windows? Along with having beautiful lighting while you get ready for the day, you also have more than one gorgeous view to look at…
A New Kind of Tile: In kitchens and bathrooms, the use of trendy tiles are nothing new. But long, skinny tiles are now making their way into the spotlight and we couldn’t love them more. This trend is both classic and completely unique at the same time, and brings such a fresh look to your personalized bathroom.
Get Artsy: If you’re a fan of beautiful art, from paintings to sculptures to photographs, you probably have at least one piece proudly hanging in your home. But artwork is not only limited to bedrooms and living areas… Today, art in bathrooms sets the “tone and mood of a space” and immediately draws your eye to its beauty.
Mirror On the Wall: Last but not least, your bathroom’s mirror — AKA the focal point of the entire room. Plain, classic mirrors always do the job, but don’t be afraid to let a bit of your wild side out. A “statement mirror” can do wonders for the space and truly reflect your personality and style.
Backyard Decor and Landscape Design
Throw Some Shade: In your spacious Stone Martin Builders backyard, add pops of flair (and much-appreciated shade as the temperatures rise) with a wide, sleek umbrella. Pro tip: if you throw a lot of dinner parties at night, choose an umbrella with LED lighting.
Get Campy: Small, compact, and easy to use, fire pits come in all designs and shapes, and add a nostalgic spark to your outdoor space. Set up a food station from a two- or three-tiered shelf, where you can rest supplies for everyone to enjoy: think chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers, and sticks! #happycampers
Water You Waiting For: You don’t need to break your wallet to incorporate luxury into your beautiful space. ICYMI: water fountains are making a comeback with contemporary, chic designs, from multi-tier to basalt. Whatever your style, you’re sure to find a gorgeous piece that adds the relaxing sound of water to your space.
Let it Grow: Container gardens are on the rise, and they’ve certainly caught our eye… Give pops of life to your outdoor area with your favorite bright fruit or flowers grown in trendy planters like metal and cedar.
Secret Garden Tip: Summertime is all about leisure and comfort, so why not rest your drinks on something stylish? A compact garden accent table adds a hint of chicness without overwhelming the scenery and small space. Whatever color or design floats your boat, your drinks are sure to look (and stay) cool.
This summer, you’re the hot designer of the moment — and your home is your personal canvas to showcase everything you love. From your kitchen to your bathrooms to your backyard, it’s time to design the spaces of your dreams. From all of us at Stone Martin Builders, happy designing!
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