Photo Gallery: 2011 Reno Trends
H&H predicts what we’ll build, install and invest in this year.
This bathroom features a glass shower, two individual vanity sinks, tall mirrors and sconces in between. Travertine tiles are used on the floor and shower walls as a marble alternative. Available in tiles and slabs, it’s also a renewable material.
Wood flooring continues to lighten up, but without last year’s grey tones. Now, we’re seeing pale yellow floors that, when left uncovered, make rooms feel bigger and brighter.
When painted white, siding offers a more casual alternative to formal panel moulding. When paired with black accents and contemporary bedding, the room takes on a youthful cottage-chic look.
The new must-have appliance is a fully integrated wine fridge at eye level that sits flush with the cabinets. Now wine is kept exactly where it should be: at the ready.
Floor-to-ceiling glass enclosing the shower adds abundant natural light to a bedroom or bath area, not to mention a killer view. John Tong of 3rd Uncle Design brought in as much light as possible into this space by opening up the back wall using wide glass sliders.
Martha’s new line of kitchens for The Home Depot brings a high-end aesthetic to the big-box store. Architectural corbels, synthetic marble counters and detailed cabinetry are what make this kitchen. Frosted glass on upper cabinets conceal contents and shelves keep cookbooks within easy reach. Cups and glasses line up on shelves in the same colour as the cabinets.
Today’s finished basements feel more like an upstairs oasis. Floating walnut shelves, a gas fireplace with a rolled-steel surround, and a textural shag rug are just a few of the elements that elevate this space.
Watch a video tour of this beautiful, bright basement!
Keyless locks that use fingerprint identification, speakers hidden in French doors, TVs concealed within mirrors or kitchen backsplashes — technology will become even more essential to how our homes work. This lock was featured in our 2010 Princess Margaret Welcome Home Sweepstakes showhome, for instance.