The Annual Spring Boise Parade of Homes was recently held in Ada county. Throughout the two week parade, I had the opportunity to tour over 20 of these homes including several new construction homes that were not formally in the parade. A majority of these homes were located in Meridian and Eagle, Idaho with a few extending out to Southeast Boise. I look forward to this event every year, not because I have a chance to tour some of the newest construction available in the Boise market but I get to see firsthand what’s up and coming in regards to Boise interior design and décor.
One of the more notable items this year were wet bars located in the master bedrooms, yes you read that right. Wet Bars. Complete with small sinks, refrigerators and espresso machines. Having the luxury of having your morning joe literally at your fingertips is taking on a whole new meaning. With that, a lot of these homes also had dual master bedrooms. I’ve seen this Boise interior design feature over the last couple of years and it’s becoming more in demand as the need for multi generation housing becomes more popular. When it comes to resell of a property, there aren’t many homes offering this feature which will definitely make this a great selling feature.
Grey is still the word in Boise interior design. Grey interior wall colors are still a favorite, however we saw a number of homes with dark blue paint tones. The blue hues made an appearance from powder rooms to formal dining rooms. Vessel sinks in bathroom are making a comeback. Other poplar bathroom design items include statement wall décor ranging from decorative wall paper, tile and stone. Chrome Fixtures such as sink faucets, door handles are also very much present. Lighting fixtures throughout the main living areas also became statement pieces along with several properties having coffered ceilings and wood beams to add to the design element of the main living spaces. Wood flooring was still a commonplace throughout these properties especially in the main living areas. Shades of wood seemed to be on the lighter scale this year ranging from light to medium stain colors.
Kitchens are always one of the most talked about components of a home and nothing disappointed this year. I saw a lot of painted kitchen cabinets mostly in white or other light tones. This is a trend that has carried over the last few years. Finishes included granite or quartz counter tops, full tiled back splashes and Wolf gas stoves. Two full sized islands also became the norm for kitchen design. A lot of homes have one for prep area that included your sink and dishwasher and the other used for dining space. Butler pantries fully stocked with additional appliances such as extra ovens and microwaves along with an abundance of storage were also common features.
This year, we saw some great new features in Boise interior design, along with others that have been popular for some time. It’s exciting to think what other features will become a part of the norm when looking at new construction or what features homeowners will want when thinking about a remodel on their homes.
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