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Posted on 01/13/2010 9:58:31 AM PST by KateUTWS
Now that the first decade of the century is in the rear-view mirror, it's time to wave buh-bye to some ubiquitous design trends that have worn out their welcome. Here are my picks:
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To be honest, I couldn’t care less what the inside of someone else’s house looks like. I like granite and two-story family rooms ... and I don’t have a fundamental problem with the “McMansion”.
The trend that really has to go is overfinancing a house you can’t afford ... 30-year financing, with features you can’t afford, an adjustable interest rate, and a balloon payment nobody can afford.
Buy within your means. Pay it off fast. Features and decorating should be to your taste.
Thanks for the post...When everyone has it, you know the trend has peaked. Maybe strapless wedding gowns that all look alike will be the next thing to go.
quartz countertops for me
The decade isn’t over yet.
I really dislike that whole ‘open space’ idea where the kitchen, dining ‘area’, living room all blur together.
It is really stupid, it’s like your sink is in the living room. Too dumb.
I was thinking of sealed industrial concrete. You can color it too. Me being a Contractor I could save a lot of dough. Speaking of dough, concrete stays cool like other stone counter tops. Sealed correctly no staining either.
I still like high ceilings.
Yes, if you cook cabbage in the kitchen, you smell cabbage in the whole house!
“Why not insult Obama and Kenyans? “
There are no stainless appliances in huts...
Not about choices, about trends. Just try to design a kitchen that isn’t ‘Tuscan’. My kitchen remains in limbo because we aren’t trendy.
To which my wife says, "They'll take my granite when they pry it from my cold, dead oven mitt!" I have to admit I like it too. We put it in nearly 10 years ago and haven't regretted it once. We were admiring the convenience of it over the holidays as we could take the turkey right out of the oven and stick it on the counter.
I must admit the ability to put hot pots on a cold granite surface is a real plus.
I’d like to add formal dining rooms. We rarely use ours. The dinette is our main eating area.
Obviously not the Star Tribune. They’re too busy poking their noses into people’s homes.
I'm with you. Walls and doors were invented for a reason...that being to keep noise out so I can FReep.
I totally disagree. Both of my homes have had open floor plans, and I wouldn’t buy a house that didn’t have this feature. I can’t stand choppy little rooms (my perception), which invariably seems to lead to wasted space. Obviously there is a market for both types of floor plans, so not everyone sees it as I do.
It's great for large family gatherings. I love this too.
To be quite honest, I've never understood this drive to be unique for indivuality's sake. Sometimes there's a good reason things like open space and granite are popular - they work with a lot of American lifestyles. If you don't like it, don't put it in your home. Who cares what the trend is.
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