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Key Learnings from the New Orleans Southern Living & Coastal Living Home Summit
Apr 19, 2018
Now in the 25th year of their custom builder program, Southern Living and Coastal Living magazines hosted their annual Home Summit in New Orleans in March to provide learning and networking opportunities for the homebuilder community. As a major sponsor of the event, Belgard joined other architectural suppliers and industry professionals in showcasing innovations and providing insights that affect various aspects of the homebuilder industry. Below are some of the key learnings from the two-day summit.
In both interior and outdoor living design, livability has become a key driver. Homeowners want spaces that are both beautiful and comfortable.
The kitchen continues to be the heart of the home, and that trend has trickled into the outdoors, as outdoor kitchens are becoming a staple of custom home design.
Curb appeal holds an increasingly higher level of importance, making paver driveways, masonry accents, and manufactured stone veneers all a good return on investment.
Small, intimate spaces are trending, both in interior and outdoor design.
Interest in permeable pavers for driveways and real estate development infrastructure has increased across the South due to the recent floods in Houston and increasingly stringent stormwater management regulations in various municipalities.
Clean lines and neutral tones continue to drive design trends. Pops of color also continue to trend, but the popularity of specific shades varies by season.