Farmhouse vs Transitional Style Kitchens and Bathrooms

Over the last few years, the custom kitchen and bath scene has changed a bit.  With more opportunities to set unique styles and layouts, people building new home Springfield, MO can have fun designing practical custom kitchens and baths.

The farmhouse home style is topping the trend charts lately. Farmhouse style designs offer classic and straightforward options like apron sinks, rustic hardware, and the wood plank look for cabinetry and flooring.  Porcelain and stone tiles are also popular options for building new home Springfield, MO.

If a farmhouse isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, another popular option is the transitional style, which combines a warm, traditional feel and elements of a more modern, contemporary new home. Placing modern home trends like quartz countertops, freestanding bathtubs, and zero-entry showers next to traditional aspects like wood, functional lighting, and neutral colors create a unique space where rules can be followed or broken as needed when building new home, Springfield MO.

A sink is an important choice in a kitchen or bath, and two styles currently lead. Apron-front sinks are very versatile, and work well within the farmhouse style. They’re available in either porcelain or stainless steel. An undermount sink can provide a sleek, stylish look and allow bolder features in the room to shine.  Remember that each of these styles will require different kinds of cabinetry, so keep that in mind when building new home, Springfield, MO.  Faucets are another simple way to add character to either a farmhouse style or transitional style space.

Imagine your guests raving over your new kitchen’s beautiful plank-style cabinets or french-door refrigerators. Or their comments on the quartz countertops and free-standing tubs in the bathrooms.  Whatever your style preference, you can take advantage of any combination of these new kitchen and bath trends!

What Happened to the Master Bathroom Tub?

New Homes Springfield, MO: we’re seeing more and more home buyers choosing homes that don’t feature a large jacuzzi or bathtub in the master bathroom. Some homes are even being built with no tub at all, but extra-large or more extravagant showers such as our European walk-in shower that comes standard in all of our homes.

We think that this trend is important for new home owners in Springfield, MO to understand because it is affecting the residential buyers market.

The biggest reason we think this trend is becoming more prevalent is that more baby-boomers are buying homes. Since that generation is aging, it’s becoming more and more difficult to climb in and out of a tub. New home owners in Springfield, MO who are baby boomers should consider larger showers with wheelchair accessibility, or roll-in access for the years to come.

Having a large bathtub also takes up a lot of prime real-estate space in the master bathroom, which we think is another reason why new home owners in Springfield, MO aren’t installing large tubs. If you’re a growing family, you’ll want a tub of some sort, but older new home owners Springfield, MO are opting to install that tub in a secondary bathroom. Or opting for a smaller tub in the master bathroom.

Last, but certainly not least, it seems the busy lifestyles we’ve adopted are having a big impact on “tub time.” We know many new home owners Springfield, MO don’t have as much down-time as they used to and therefore are eliminating the tub. There are many shower options that can provide the same relaxation benefits as a jacuzzi tub, in about half the time.

Whatever your preference, we suggest new home owners Springfield, MO to either opt for a smaller tub, or design the bathroom with space for a tub to be added later, in the event they change their mind or for resale value.