10 Surprising Trends All Contractors Should Try in 2016

10 Surprising Trends All Contractors Should Try

Over the years, we at Tampa Steel & Supply have seen home design trends come and go. Working with homeowners, designers and major construction companies has helped us hone our ability to catch trends. For 2016, we forecast these ten home designs to be the next big things.

10 Surprising Trends All Contractors Should Try

1. White Walls, Wood Accents

The popular white home isn’t going away, and the trend of accenting stark white interiors against wood accents is here for the long haul. Add some depth to any room with exotic or repurposed woods on ceilings, cabinets, or in the form of flooring.

2. Tech-Free Zones

Families are leaning toward tech-free living rooms. No televisions, sound systems, or computers. Consider making a space in your home for reading a book, entertaining, and playing games without distraction.

3. Dual-Colored Rooms

Designers are encouraging transforming rooms beyond the simple coat of paint. Try adding two colors to your bedroom or giving a single wall or ceiling an expressive finish.

4. Statement Mirrors

Statement mirrors go beyond traditional looking glasses found in bathrooms. These are custom, unique products that offer a nice finishing touch.

5. Bathroom Bidets

In many bathrooms, a bidet would be impractical as space won’t allow it. But now that manufacturers are creating combination toilet-bidets, they’re catching on with homeowners.

6. Heated Floors

Heated floors sound like a luxury, but provide a level of comfort that pay for themselves. They’re perfect for bathrooms and entryways where you need to keep floors dry, melt snow, dry boots and hang wet coats.

7. Outdoor Fabrics for Indoor Furniture

Homeowners are securing furniture by utilizing outdoor fabrics indoors. Materials used on products like awnings and shadesdesigned to withstand harsh conditionsare being applied to high-traffic indoor living areas.

8. Two-Tone Cabinets

Two-tone kitchen cabinets add color and texture. Playing with various woods and color —especially between upper and lower cabinets—creates the penultimate personalized kitchen.

9. Black Stainless Steel

The once almighty gray stainless steel may be on the way out. Its gleaming appearance is being replaced by black stainless steel, which gives off a modern, sleek look.

10. Intricate Stairways

Intricate stairways are growing in popularity. Homeowners and designers are looking at iron posts, cable rail, and detailed ornamental features. Designers are also suggesting moving staircases closer to the front of the home to create a focal point at the entrance.

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Tampa Steel & Supply is West Central Florida’s leading provider in steel construction and home improvement. We provide unique and affordable options that will wow and amaze. Whether you’re looking to add an intricate iron stairway to your current contracting project or want to find metals for modern industrial home accents, Tampa Steel is here to help. Call today to learn more about how we can help make your current construction or renovation project your best yet.