See what home trends are on the horizon for 2015.
As homeowners continue to prefer home improvement over resale in the housing market, hardware retailers can expect customers to seek the products they need to turn their current homes into their dream homes. Consulting a variety of forecasts of home trends for 2015 reveals three common themes: Homes are getting smaller, smarter and greener.
According to Zillow, in 2015, the average single-family home will be 2,150 square feet, down from the current 2,400 square feet.
But with less space, homeowners will want to do more. Rooms will become multifunctional spaces designed to accommodate several needs. Case in point: MasterBrand Cabinets predicts that entryways will increasingly feature home-management tools such as key racks, mail slots and lockers.
Capitalize on this trend by stocking “The Hangout,” Cornerstone Distributing Co.’s home entryway organizer. These wood racks, available in four colors, are aesthetically pleasing, yet functional. Customers can hang backpacks, jackets, keys, winter gear and more on the solid birch pegs. “The Hangout” can expand to 6 feet long, while the mini version expands from 3½-by-2 inches to 18 inches. The mounting hardware is included for easy installation.
Simple Can Be Smart
Speaking of smaller, what if small changes translated into smarter, better living?
For instance, a simple addition like a ceiling fan translates into more efficient home heating and cooling. According to Zillow, we can expect to see more ceiling fans in 2015.
Check out Wonderfan’s ceiling fan and lighting kits for your inventory. Customers can choose high-quality outdoor or indoor versions in varying styles.
Simple, yet smart, home improvements extend to the bathroom, too. According to Angie’s List, bigger shower heads in lieu of tubs are a trend for 2015.
Wow shoppers with Pulse ShowerSpa’s line of pre-plumbed luxurious shower head panels. They transform any ho-hum shower into a relaxing retreat using hydro-massaging body sprays, a soothing rainfall or a handheld shower head.
Green Is The New Black
Homes are getting a green makeover in 2015, especially underfoot.
Natural flooring will be a hot commodity as homeowners seek out sustainable options such as ceramic, stone and cork.
Alternatively, consider Swisstrax Recycled Rubber Flooring. These made-to-order floor tiles are LEED-certified and contain 100 percent post-consumer recycled content. Homeowners can use this easy-to-maintain flooring option on a patio or in a garage, home gym or rec room. It’s also incredibly quick and simple to install.
What other trends do you see emerging for 2015?