Old House Trends We’d Love to See Again

A new year brings new trends in modern home design. Homeowners (and buyers) are looking at ways to remodel their homes for added value, both interior and exterior. The phrase, “What’s old is new again,holds true in home design. By thinking of home design trends for the future, look no farther than the past.

When we think of remodelling, we want to create an ensemble from available components that ideally harmonize with one another. This is all about deciding on the right items to incorporate into the interior and exterior of your home.

3 Exterior Trends We’d Love to See Again:

1. Wrought Iron Doors

Homeowners today are looking for ways to stay up to date with current modern design trends,  increase the curb appeal of their homes, and create spaces that suit their lifestyles. If you’re also looking to impress guests, installing wrought iron doors might be the exterior home design tip you’re looking for. Functional and stylish, you can transform the look of your home and create a distinct appearance.

2. Dutch Doors

Typically wider set doors, they’re also known as split, double-hung, or half doors, and date back to the 17th century. The door is divided horizontally in such a fashion that the bottom half can remain shut while the top half opens. They allow for open airflow, and create an inside-outside relationship, allowing friends and neighbors to feel welcome while making sure the family pets stay indoors. They’re perfect for executing a classic, old-fashioned feel for your exterior, and with the right color, will really add to your curb appeal.

3. Fiber Cement Siding

More durable than wood, fiber cement siding is making a comeback and replacing old cladding such as rock or stucco. Further, a new composite cladding product is being introduced to the market that create a stunning aesthetic for your remodelled dreamhouse.

3 Interior Trends We’d Love to See Again:

1. Interior French Doors

Interior doors not only serve a practical function, they often become the highlight of your interior and connect different spaces in your home. French doors come in single and double-leaf versions, which swing inward or outward on hinges. They offer a modern and unique addition to your interior while offering a large uninterrupted opening area to widen the space they divide. In addition, they can link your interior space with your exterior, such as onto a side porch or patio.

2. Transom Windows

Transom windows were once used to allow the passage of air and light between rooms even when doors were shut, and they were popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. They add beauty and light to interiors and allow for ventilation between spaces. They come in different sizes and can make an entire room a wonderful space to be in.

3. Spiral Staircases

To fuse a classic and romantic feel in your space, think about adding a spiral staircase.

They typically have a handrail on the outer side only, and on the inner side just the central pole. Spiral staircases are versatile as they can work in an industrial space or in a space that feels more natural, made with wood.

Love these old home trends as much as we do? Use these ideas for your next home renovation!