Barrie Real Estate Guide November 2020 | Page 11

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The form and function of the modern farmhouse is a staple at our firm . Farms are designed to be high-traffic areas that house many people , thus they remain an ideal design concept for a busy family . Materials that are built to last , multifunctional rooms , and features like a large kitchen sink instantly appeal to homeowners who live a fast-paced lifestyle and need a home that can keep up . Style-wise , the modern farmhouse is all about clean lines , open floorplans , and warm tones that satisfy every client ’ s vision of the ideal cozy home . While traditional elements like wooden beams continue to anchor these spaces , more and more clients are asking for bursts of colour that can be easily integrated through furniture , art , and area rug selections .
One design choice we make time and time again is selecting white for a home ’ s walls . White walls are a canvas that can ebb and flow with any homeowner at any point in life . A neutral backdrop invites other elements of a home to take centre stage , like the lighting . A spectacular light fixture set against a subtle shiplap wall , for example , achieves balance in a room . To optimize natural light and bring elements of the outside in , windows should be plentiful and unobstructed . Finally , the staircase is an obvious but often overlooked focal point in the home . Whether assembled with modern glass or traditional spindles , you can ’ t go wrong if its details are chosen purposefully so that it integrates and flows with the rest of your home .
Homeowners are realizing that they don ’ t necessarily need a bigger master bedroom , just a smarter one . Many clients are opting to reduce the footprint of their master bedroom area by removing features like formal seating areas and fireplaces in order to have a larger , more functional closet and en suite bathroom .
Our firm loves handling home renovations , and this year especially we ’ re being asked to make more spaces multifunctional . As our culture shifts into accepting more options to learn and work from home , finding innovative ways to insert designated workstations is more important than ever .
Basements are also topping clients ’ reno lists , but dedicated spaces to play and entertain away from our busy family lives aren ’ t just for the lower half of the home . Creating zones throughout the house dedicated to entertainment and retreat is also in high demand . Bar stations and wine walls are wildly popular for a reason : they marry simple storage with items that are innately beautiful , and when you build a space that is both functional and attractive , it ’ s one you ’ ll use and love each day .
Don ’ t be afraid to mix black or other coloured finishes with fixtures that are made from traditional metals like chrome and brass . Because you ’ re adding colour , not a competing metal , you can ’ t go wrong . Pairing a black faucet with a stainlesssteel appliance , for example , is a beautiful combination , as is black hardware when other plumbing elements are chrome .
Easiest Space Saver ?
Closet areas are valuable space , but the average home is only built to provide the bare minimum . If you ’ re looking to create more storage , consider removing the walls and doors of your closets and add built-ins instead . While they ’ re more expensive , a well-organized room is priceless .
Best Room To Reno ?
The kitchen . Then , now , and likely always . It increases the value of your home and will put potential buyers at ease knowing the main room of the house is functional , updated , and not going to drain them of additional money and , most importantly , time .
Which White Is Right ?
Benjamin Moore ’ s Simply White , Decorator ’ s White , and Grey Owl , and Sherwin Williams ’ Pure White grace the walls of many homes styled by my team .
Founded in 2010 , Madison Taylor has since become an emerging player in high-end residential architecture and interior design . Known for providing designs that are timeless , imaginative and seamlessly unexpected , Madison Taylor has a track record of surpassing expectations and achieving extraordinary results .
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