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Old world styles are popular. French, English, Tuscan and Spanish homes with stone or stucco walls, tile roofs, iron fixtures, heavy beams
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The Craftsman style, built in the early 1900’s, is back. Features of this style, such as cobblestones, deep eaves, tapered columns and wide trim, favor the handmade look over mass produced.

Farmhouses and country homes are perfect remodel candidates and prototypes for new homes. Native materials, wood windows, simple floor plans, and warm colors connect with nature and earlier times.

The retro look is fashionable. Ranch styles and split levels built in the 1950’s are perfect for sleek remodels, and fit with fashionable furniture styles.

Urban modern is everywhere. Modern open plans make use of color, tile, glass, and experimental materials such as plastic and metal.

The preferred ceiling height is 9′ 11′. Two story ceilings are out. In small rooms these feel like towers.

Lots of floor level changes are not desirable.

Most buyers today want four bedrooms, and at least two living areas. Formal dining rooms are still in demand. Formal living rooms are often converted to studies, libraries, or guest rooms. Media rooms are a sought after feature when price range allows.

The visual and spatial connection between kitchen and family room is firmly established.

Cabinet space is required for large televisions and wall space for the newer flat screens.

Three car garages are needed, especially in areas without basements.

Structured wiring is important today for internet, phone, cable and sound. Desk space for computers is required.

Good access to the outdoors is something buyers look for. French doors combine access with light. Sliding glass doors are not as favored.

Lots of storage is needed for today’s lifestyle. People have lots of stuff. Huge master closets, pantries, laundry rooms, and extra storage closets are expected. On the other hand, very spare lofts are perfect for some lifestyles. Simplified spaces are an antidote to today’s complex lifestyle.

Most buyers are savvy about kitchen design and appreciate good work spaces with easy access to range, refrigerator and sink. Lots of counter space, deep drawers, two sinks, nearby extra refrigerator, and butler’s pantries are all desirable features.

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Antique tables or cabinets are being refurbished and used as bath cabinets. Kitchen
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Wide, cabinet depth refrigerators have a built in look, and are not as expensive as the true built in type.

Large rustic tiles, stone, concrete or wood floors have a warm, functional appeal. Subway tile (3" x 6") is popular in bathrooms and on kitchen backsplashes. Patterned cultured marble and laminate are out. Slippery, white floor tile is out.

Wide, baseboards (6"+) and door and window trim (4"+) are key features in old European and American styles.

Craftsman style doors simple square frames with flat panels work well with both old
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Rustic finishes on hardware, such as brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, weathered brass, and other non shiny finishes are the popular choices.

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Wrought iron gates, stair rails and light fixtures compliment the rustic style. Stair rails in ultra modern homes may be wire, pipe or painted metal.

Front porches and covered patios are always a strong selling point. Outdoor fireplaces are popping up everywhere.

Distressed wood floors that look old are valued. Simple wood boards are sometimes laid down with cracks exposed. Re claimed wood is very desirable. Bamboo floors are popular, especially in
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Concrete floors often stained and scored are popular. These go well with the modern look, and are used in Craftsman and rustic European styles too. Colorful laminate floors are a good fit with mid century modern. Laminate floors that looks like wood are out. Parquet floors are out, unless hand crafted.

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