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You’ve decided to build a new home. Congratulations! There are so many design decisions to make for the exterior and interior of your new home, so where should you start?  We have several tips and insights for what’s hot and what’s not in today’s home designs. You’ll be spending a lot of time in your new home, so designing your dream living space should be your ultimate end goal!

Today’s interior designs are moving more toward a tailored classic style. Ornate molding and details are out and simple, subtle, fresh designs and straight, clean lines are in.  Materials that are welcoming and warm for comfort but also luxurious and upscale are also trending.  Adding touches of texture, luxury, and patterns to living spaces continues to be very popular. Whether it’s wood floors with texture, a bold geometric accent rug, linear fireplace, or stone backsplash or wall, they all can add energy to any room. Our design showrooms and models are sure to help you decide just what your signature style is!

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Neutral colors schemes such as taupe, grey, beige and white are popular right now and complement a wide range of furniture colors and styles and other design elements.  A pop of color can always be added with accessories throughout your home, and these can easily be replaced as tastes change. This neutral palette gives homeowners more flexibility in changing accents and décor with the seasons as well.

Choices abound in lighting today, and many people underestimate the power it can have in home design.  A large variety of styles, patterns and finishes provide opportunities to play a bigger role in home décor. Sleek, contemporary lamps, sconces and other fixtures are now even being used as focal points in a room. Lighting is also a great way to accent or highlight texture, design elements or features of your home, such as rich grain in hard wood floors, bold colors of art, or favorite accent furniture or accessories. Next Generation offers a variety of lighting – both fixture and built-in lighting to meet any décor style!

Whether you plan to stay in your home for a short time or many years, it’s important to consider what will appeal to potential buyers down the road.  While you want your home to match your taste and styles, also consider whether finishes, colors, woodwork and other designs will appeal for resale. Home design specialists like Next Generation Signature Home’s Design Team are great resources. They can provide guidance toward designs that withstand the test of time. That means you can enjoy your home now but also appeal to a larger group of potential homebuyers in the future!

If you’re considering purchasing or building a new home, we would love the opportunity to discuss options available in our new construction homes today!  Please give us a call at 630.280.5551 or complete our online contact form. You can also join our e-list to get the latest information about our communities and new home designs.