Trendspotting: Best Home & Building Trends

Design & Construction Week brings the world’s top kitchen, bath and building brands together to showcase the latest products and technologies, and our trendspotters took to the show floor to bring you the hottest home product trends!


1. Mood-Setting Wine Storage – Vinotemp

Vinotemp ensures you’re able to grab just the bottle you’re craving by offering label-forward racks. No more digging around for your prized Merlot. And if it’s mood lighting your looking for, Vinotemp has that too. Their commercial Series refrigerators feature Backlit™ Lighting in three colors. With convenient touch controls, you can switch between Amber, Blue and Heliotrope (that’s purple for those who’ve had one too many glasses of wine!). Whether you’re looking for a wine refrigerator or an undercounter wine cooler, Vinotemp has the perfect size wine storage for any size collection.

2. Color-Rich Stone Veneer – Cultured Stone

At Cultured Stone color is king! Setting the mood is Carbon Cast-Fit, a timeless rich gray hue for the company’s smooth, large format profile. Featuring multiple color tones, Cast-Fit combines European Luxe with modern design – bringing sophistication and drama to any interior or exterior space. For those looking to incorporate a more textured look and feel Cultured Stone has added a Textured Cast-Fit line as well. This new profile is available in a single color palette, Stanhope, presents a weather-worn array of dusky greys in a contemporary large format that appears to have aged gracefully over time. From rustic to refined, Cultured Stone is precision engineered to bring your vision to life.

3. Dramatic Lighting – Generation Lighting

We’ve followed the light to Generation Lighting, a company that seamlessly incorporates classic and imaginative lighting for every room in the house. Industrial Chic meets Modern Farmhouse thanks to a fresh fusion of clean lines and a combination of gold and matte black that creates a subtle yet sophisticated setting.
Partnering with designers and celebrities for added, well, drama, you just know you’ve reached new heights in lighting trends!

4. Sophisticated Fireplaces – Travis Industries

What’s better for setting the mood than a warm fire? Travis Industries (better known as “House of Fire”)is the largest, privately-owned wood and gas fireplace company in America – and yes, they are “hot hot hot” thanks to realistic flames and mood­setting colors. Their customized fireplaces feature beautiful stone and artisan log art and their sophisticated tech controls not only manage the fire, but the lighting as well! They have also built the longest fireplace in the world. Needless to say, this “House of Fire” has really turned up the heat on ambiance for residential and commercial spaces.

5. Sexy Sinks – Franke

The next stop is Franke where the sink has just become our favorite part of the kitchen. Reinventing how homeowners think about their sinks, Franke has introduced the Chef Center, an all-in-one prep station that has it all. From preparing to cleaning and even entertaining, Franke makes sinks sexy with their sleek, efficient and oh-so versatile systems.

6. Lasting (and Lyrical) Countertops – Hausys

Last but certainly not least, the swirling notes of Hausys’ Viatera Musica are a symphony of elegance that creates a mood for the entire kitchen. Don’t let Viatera’s graceful lines fool you, this product is stain, scratch, crack and heat resistant. These beautiful pieces might look delicate but they can handle just about anything you throw at them – or on them.

Stay tuned for even more home and building products trends coming soon!

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