Home Trends

For many people, owning a home brings a sense of pride and freedom that cannot be matched by renting. When you own your own home, you aren’t bound by a landlord’s rules, and your monthly payments are actually building equity. You can paint your kitchen pink, change the landscape, install a basketball hoop, or turn your unfinished basement into a movie theater. Provided you work within any building or zoning regulations, you can do almost anything you want with your home. The shift in housing design is more of an emphasis of smaller homes with larger outdoor living areas. 
 
A trend simply reflects what seems to be going around at any given time, and it can be in any area and doesn't only reflect fashion, pop culture and entertainment. Trends may also depend on changing demographics, housing & economic indicators, a nation’s current political mood, and emerging trends in disasters. The following trends are focused on housing, it vital to become aware of the emerging trends that may positively, or negatively affect our home investment and our well being.
 
 

Green Living

The importance of becoming environmentally aware is becoming more and more important, and more people are taking the environment into account when buying a home or planning new construction.

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Sustainable Home Design

According to the National Building Museum, when you are building, renovating, or choosing interior finishes and materials for your home, consider some of the following actions and measures you can take to incorporate these principles for more healthy, efficient, and sustainable living. Learn the principles of sustainable design.

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Home Safety Tips

Everyone knows it’s not safe to smoke in bed or fall asleep with candles still burning. But what many people don’t think about is if their home is safe and how to properly react if a safety hazard does arise.

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Prepare For Disaster

When making your plan, think about the people and places in your daily lives. Talk to close friends and family about their plans. Develop plans together and include versions for work, school and other places you spend time. The more options you can think of now, the more prepared you will be later.

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Flooding And Flood Risks

Hazards associated with torrential rains include flash floods, stream flooding, and landslides. Changing weather patterns, erosion, and development can affect floodplain boundaries.

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Home Features Survey

2013 Home Features Survey by the National Association of Realtors®.

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Home Improvement Apps

Online software and mobile apps to help you maintain and decorate your home.

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Feng Shui

Feng Shui (meaning Wind and Water in Chinese) is the ancient art of placement to promote harmony, wealth, success and health.

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Vastu Shastra

Natural forces like solar energy from sun, cosmic energy, lunar energy, thermal energy, magnetic energy, light energy, and wind energy can be balanced to enhance pease, prosperity and success.

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Outdoor Kitchens

Things you need to consider when planning an outdoor kitchen.

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Desert Gardening

Curb appeal starts with the garden. Here is everything you need to know about desert gardening.

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