Sophisticated. Timeless. Classic. Serene. These are the words one often uses to describe the transitional interior design style. A transitional style is a blend of traditional and modern designs with a focus on incorporating clean lines and textures on a typically neutral palette. Transitional rooms offer the sophistication of modern design with the warm and welcoming feel of traditional elements.
In January, EYA team members attended the International Builders’ Show (IBS) to learn more about the latest products and trends in home building and design. This month, we are continuing our blog post series on new products and trends by delving deeper into kitchens and baths.
Whether it’s getting married, starting a family, kids going off to college, or kids moving back in, there are a range of events in life that typically impact living space needs. Does your current home offer the flexibility to meet your changing lifestyle? Do you need space for when your parents come to visit or for the college graduate who needs a place to stay before landing her first big job? All are great questions to consider.
If you love elements of industrial, contemporary and minimalist styles, then the urban modern look may be right for you. An urban modern style stems from cosmopolitan influence—think designer loft in a major city—that fuses together opposing, yet complementary, design elements. It’s not uncommon to see traits of minimalist style, with edgy designs, and a bit of glamor in an urban modern room. However, urban modern design has a softer side than purely industrial or contemporary styles, giving the home a hip yet comfortable and welcoming feel.
Mortgage interest rates have climbed steadily since the first of the year. According to BankRate, the Fixed National Average for a 30-year loan has increased from 3.85 percent on January 1st, to 4.35 percent on February 21st, half a percentage point increase. Rates were last above 5 percent in 2011. To better understand these changes, we sat down with Joshua Jablonski of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage to gain his insight on what homebuyers and sellers can anticipate in the coming year. Josh has been lending to buyers in the DMV for the past 16 years.
According to a recent Pew Research Center study, the number of multi-generational families living under the same roof is on the rise. 19% of families in the United States—almost one in five—are living with multiple generations in the same home.