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Home Designs That Will Always Be in Style

Whether you’re designing a brand-new home or simply updating your current space, the design you choose is an essential component of potential resale value. It’s important to choose flooring, countertops, and other more permanent design aspects based on what potential homebuyers are looking for.

Many home design trends come and go over the years, but there are some that will always be sought-after. Today, we wanted to highlight some of the best home design trends that are designed to last for years to come; these designs are sure to boost your home’s resale value and will be enjoyed by any potential buyer.

Low-Maintenance Finishes

Rather than traditional stainless steel, many manufacturers are now opting to design appliances in a black stainless-steel finish, which feels warmer than traditional stainless and also better resists smudges and fingerprints. This makes black stainless a great fit for busy homes with young children, as it reduces the amount of cleaning required to make the appliance appear clean and brand-new.

Built-In Shelving

Built-in shelving units will always be a hot commodity with potential homebuyers. They offer extra utility without additional furniture, and have a clean, organized appearance. Clean white bookshelves also offer an updated library feel to the home, which is often preferred over wood-toned shelves typically found in classic in-home libraries.

White Kitchenskitchen island with bar seating

White doesn’t have to mean boring! White-based granite or marble countertops are beautiful and easy to maintain, so they will likely never need to be replaced. White cabinets can be decorated with either traditional details or sleek, modern accents through the handles you choose, so the look can be updated quickly and easily if the home changes hands. Pair an all-white kitchen with a dark hardwood floor, and you’ll have a modern masterpiece that will always be in style.

Smart Technology

As we forge bravely into the future, technology will only become more and more prevalent in our lives. The best technology for the home adds safety, efficiency, and convenience. Some examples of this technology are video doorbells, smart locks, smart thermostats, and automated lighting; all of these features can make your home more comfortable, safer, or more energy-efficient.

Outdoor Space

One of the most sought-after features in a home is a beautiful outdoor living space. Many homebuyers have said that they would buy a home with less interior square footage than they originally wanted, if the home had a beautiful patio or deck feature. Manufacturers have capitalized on this trend by bringing weather-resistant countertops, folding glass doors, and backyard fire pits onto the design scene, further maximizing the use of a gorgeous space.

Home trends can be tough to predict; who knows what future homebuyers will decide they want? These trends, however, have a timeless feel that will last through years of design changes. These designs provide a simple, versatile background for a huge variety of personalized accents that can always be updated throughout the years.

Ready to get started? Contact Norman Graham Builders today by giving us a call at 717-656-7336 or sending us an email at We look forward to hearing from you!