When custom building a new home or renovating an existing one, it’s important to create a space that you are comfortable in and embodies your personal style. And while you shouldn’t feel beholden to the latest renovation and construction trends, it’s helpful to be familiar with what materials are popular right now. In terms of flooring, engineered woods give you a lot more options and finishes than traditional wood floors. Think white-washed, gray, and matte finishes. Contemporary styles are also making a comeback, with clean lines, less clutter, and open concepts. To personalize your living space, it can be fun to take calculated risks such as painting one room in a bold color or using outrageously decorative tile in one specific area.

Key Takeaways:

  • Super dark, hand-scraped floors are slowing giving way to white, gray, and washed wood finishes which are slowly making a comeback.
  • Although they aren’t cheaper, but one can achieve a more exotic look with bleach, limed, or fumed woods with matte finishes.
  • You can have your contractor match the wood on the inside of the window to the color of the outside of the window to get a steel look.

“The whole point of building a custom home or doing a major renovation is to create a space that is wholly personal, which means you shouldn’t be beholden to trends. But in the interest of education, let’s talk about some things that are happening now.”

Read more: https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-home/2014/january-february/latest-trends-in-home-construction-and-renovation/