Top 10 Design Trends in Northwest Homes

In the September 2011 issue of Seattle magazine, the Northwest Home section offers the Top 10 Design Trends of the last decade. I just had to share this fun list!

1.  Open Floor Plan – Get rid of those walls in favor of a more open living space.

2.  Green – Adding “green” features to your home – solar panels, repurposed or recycled materials, etc. – reduces your carbon footprint while making your home uniquely you.

3.  Small Spaces – Make the most of small spaces by downsizing and living a simpler life.

4.  Urban Infill – Make the most of urban spaces by not squandering any land.

5.  Outdoor Living – Despite our frequently gloomy forecasts, we love bringing the outdoors in year-round with decks, patios, sun porches and more.

6.  Wall Coverings – It’s not your grandmother’s wallpaper! Anything goes.

7.  Live/Work Spaces – Our work and personal lives are often intertwined. Make the most by creating efficient but attractive spaces.

8.  Mid-Century Modern – We’re loving this style which mixes retro styles from the 1950s with today’s modern flair.

9.  Cottages – Cottage-style homes are a great way to feel at home, even in the big city.

10.  Movable Walls – Movable walls are a creative way to change your living space or create indoor/outdoor space with a minimum of effort!

About Marti Reeder

I am a full-time, full-service REALTOR® for John L. Scott, Kent-Covington, Washington. Serving primarily the South Puget Sound, my goal is to provide my clients with first class service and to make the home buying or home selling process as simple as possible.

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