Four hot home design trends for fall

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Information Provided by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City

Whether you’re buying a new home, remodeling or just looking to update your current space, this year’s Fall Parade of Homes, which runs from September 22 to October 7, is a great way to see the latest home décor trends on display.

Local, award-winning interior designer Sara Twenter ( is known for mixing equal parts of classic architecture, simplicity and functionality, resulting in delectable interiors.

Here she shares four of the latest hot home design trends for fall.

Metal Mixology

The black and bronzed brass look is really catching on in the Midwest. Consider this look for cabinet hardware, lighting and plumbing fixtures.

When thinking about your kitchen appliances, consider a slate black or black stainless finish. Moreover, oil rubbed bronze/black is taking over for plumbing, lighting and door hardware.

Kitchen Classic

If you love the classic look of a white kitchen, why not warm up it up with wood countertops?

Wood countertops add warmth and depth among the otherwise light color scheme. Applicable wood species for countertops are limitless. You have the option of lower priced Red Oak, Ash, Beech or Alder, to high-end Burmese Teak, genuine Mahogany, Wenge and Zebrawood, just to name a few.

Wood countertops aren’t the best option for everyone, though. Incorporating wood countertops with quartz or stainless steel is excessive for a large kitchen island. Quartz and quartzite are likely to be the best options for these projects.

Home Décor Colors

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Mixing deep, saturated colors like emerald and teal with warmer caramel tones has become popular, and blush continues to trend, especially with warm metals.

Interestingly, the use of wallpaper and fabrics in large foliage patterns are making a huge comeback.

Open Floor Plans

The open home concept is here to stay. Many homeowners are compromising on square footage, so the openness brings forth the appearance of more space.

Even for smaller houses, homeowners are seeking more updated features. Linear gas fireplaces, new hardwood flooring, higher end plumbing, lighting fixtures and appliances are just a few of the most common requests. Luxury vinyl planks (LVP) continue to trend

as well, due to their low maintenance, moisture barriers and great price point.

Be on the lookout for these and other fabulous trends during the Fall Parade of Homes.

2018 Fall Parade of Homes

Presented by the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA), the Fall Parade of Homes highlights the latest in home design, construction, and technology, and provides buyers the chance to research the abundance of local builders.

This year’s Parade offers 330 single-family homes, townhomes, and maintenance-provided villas constructed by Kansas City metropolitan area builders across five counties on both sides of the State Line.

The Kansas City Parade of Homes is presented twice a year by the HBA and is the second largest in the United States. Since 1947, millions of greater Kansas City residents and visitors have enjoyed viewing the latest in-home innovations, styles and decorating, and this year’s Fall Parade will be no different as it showcases the area’s premier new homes, homebuilders and communities.

During the Parade, all homes will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission is free. Free Parade guides are available for pickup at the KCHBA office (I-435 and Holmes) and at all Parade homes during the dates of the event, September 22 to October 7.

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