Do you think Working at home will stick around?

Yesterday it was a Homecation and today we are going to introduce you to the Cloffice

 Did you know that in 2021 the prediction is that the number of people working PERMANENTLY from home is expected to double. It appears as though “Working from Home” is going to be much more than a momentary event caused by COVID.  Yes, it appears as though working from home is here to stay.

Stay at home or go on vacation?

Running around the internet is a fabulous new word – Homecation and that is combination of HOME and Vacation.  Or in other words it is when people decide to stay at home and make that time into their vacation.  I often wonder if the people who make up these new words have nothing better to do that make new words.  Oh well……..

Do you like plants in your home?

Have you noticed how many homes are now decorating with all kinds of indoor plants?  Using live plants to decorate has become one of the most popular trends!  By the way, try to avoid the plastic plants they somehow do not accomplish what you want.  Take a drive to one of the good local garden stores and see what is available; you will be pleasantly surprised.

Not only do plants bring a whole new dimension to your home but they also help to clean the air by generating oxygen.

What is your favorite color?

The more we explore the world of color is quickly becomes apparent that darker shades and tones are rapidly becoming more popular.

Several designers are referring to The Home as our ultimate retreat, that place where we can treat our home as a hideaway from the crazy world we live in.  The people that study color and its impact on individuals agree that earth tones lend themselves to the sanctuary that we all crave.  Today's photograph is called Bold Color.

What is your favorite COLOR ?

And on this Friday we continue with our series on Home Style Trends.

We are sure all of you have noticed that in recent years the COLORs of white and all sorts of grey have dominated the color schemes in new homes.  In the kitchen the overwhelming color was white cabinetry with mostly white counter tops.  And, in the living room areas of the house the overwhelming color was one of many shades of grey.

Should I turn the lights off?

As part of our Trending Concepts in residential housing we thought we’d share with thoughts about LED lighting.

Remember back when bulbs were rated in Watts.  There were 100 watt and 60 watt and so on sizes of bulbs.  We all knew how much light would come from a 100 w. bulb.  Today light is measured in Lumens and for all our avid football fans we are not talking about Lumen Field, home of The Seattle Seahawks.

What do the kids think?

We have been talking about Sought-After Trends in the world of single-family homes and today you are looking at a young man attending a Zoom Meeting on his computer.  The likelihood of him in the middle of “Going to School” is overwhelming!

There are more kids going to school via Zoom and actually sitting in a classroom.  Yup, it is true.  So each new home being designed and built needs to have that special space where kids can have quiet and an element of privacy as they do their school-work.

How about Mold

Last week we started a series of Blog Posts that deal with Trending Concepts in residential design.  Continuing today with a new emphasis that is being placed on keeping a home Healthy.  Do ya think that COVID and The Pandemic might have had an impact on this Trending idea?

How about new Theories in design !

Today let’s look at a Trending Concept that is quite new.  For the past fifteen to twenty years the over-riding concept that is very popular is the Open Concept layout in a new home.  This is where the view from the kitchen is unobstructed on into the dining room and living room.  The idea is that it creates a feel where the family is all together.

Do you want a larger home?

Today is Thursday and we continue our series on Trending Concepts in residential construction.

For many years the overall size of single-family homes was getting smaller.  Then along came COVID-19 and it seems as though The American Family is spending more time at home, the kids are home more now that school is closed, and many parents are working from home.  There has been a huge shift in how the typical family sees its house.