2021 Design Trends in Nashville

By: Architectural Visions

Living in Nashville offers the best live music, an abundance of green space, a thriving culinary scene, and world-class sporting events. When you’re not out and about taking advantage of all the area has to offer, having a place to retreat to is the greatest benefit. However, your home is more than a place to relax; it can also serve as your family’s home office, school, gym, and the backdrop of countless meals, movie nights, and enjoying each other’s company.

A RE/MAX National Housing Report for May 2021 reports that Nashville is one of four metro areas with the lowest number of days home is on the market. With Nashville houses selling so fast, it’s important to know what is trending in Nashville home design, so you can be informed if you’re buying, selling or improving your house. Whether you live in Germantown, East Nashville, Franklin, Bellevue, or Hillsboro, read on to learn about home design trends in Nashville and how you can incorporate them into your home.

Key Takeaways

  • A highly functional kitchen with durable appliances and independent pantries top homeowner’s lists.
  • A dedicated home workout space has become the norm in many houses.
  • Working from home isn’t going anywhere. Home offices — even two — are commonplace.
  • Open floor plans are becoming enclosed, as the need for more space prevails.
  • Creating an outdoor living area, complete with a full kitchen, create more livable space, with the benefits of the outdoors.

Kitchen design trends

Kitchen durability has become paramount in kitchen design. Designing for aesthetics only is no longer the norm — creating a highly functional and durable kitchen tops many people’s must-have lists. Ample refrigerator space, higher-quality appliances, and independent pantries top the kitchen design trends list. You can design a stand-alone pantry as an independent room, similar to a custom closet. It might be equipped with a coffee bar, refrigerator, ice machine, microwave, or other amenities to make everyday life feel a little more luxe.

Window and door trend: A sliding door leading into the pantry is a space saver to provide more room for storage, and a specialty-shaped window will bring additional light to the small, enclosed space.

At-home fitness trends

Creating a dedicated space to accommodate at-home workouts is becoming the norm in many homes. Between the popularity of Peloton bikes, treadmills and home workout subscription services, there isn’t a need to visit a workout facility.

Window trend: A picture window will allow ample light to come in, so you can soak in the visual benefits of nature while completing your indoor workout.

Home office trends

Remote working isn’t going anywhere. According to Upwork, a remote work marketplace, 22% of the American workforce will be remote by 2025. An increased volume of remote employees, larger areas to work from home, and better infrastructure are trending. Having two dedicated home office spaces in homes where both partners require a home office has reigned paramount. The second office space may be smaller than the traditional home office and include space to organize mail, incoming paper, a family calendar, or an electronics charging station. Additionally, having more sophisticated IT solutions, such as integrating internet, A/V, security, and lighting, is becoming prevalent in many homes.

Window trend: A bay window can help a home office space feel more open and bright, which can be a mood booster during long calls and days spent on the computer. The bench seating that typically accompanies a bay window can be a welcome change of scenery from sitting behind a desk.

Privacy trends

The previously favored open floor plan layout is making way for more private spaces in a home. When the whole household is home together, having separate areas to work, learn, play, and relax has become crucial. Transforming an open loft into an enclosed homework space or enclosing an open sitting room into a home office can create this additional privacy.

Door trend: If you’re not looking to completely enclose a space, a set of glass front bi-fold doors can let you see what’s going on in the rest of the house and allow extra light to come in.

Outdoor living trends

With Nashville’s mild climate, having a designated outdoor living area is of the utmost importance. Creating an outdoor living space allows you to enjoy the outdoor ambiance with the perks of interior comforts, all while creating additional livable space.

Outdoor kitchens are trending in popularity. These may be open-air spaces or have a covered roofline. An outdoor kitchen can include everything an interior kitchen has: a sink, refrigerator, ice machine, and even a dishwasher.

Window and door trend: A dramatic, oversized door such as a lift and slide door, a multi-slide door, or a set of bi-fold doors allows easy access in and out of the house, and the glass front is the epitome of indoor-outdoor living.

AVI Windows & Doors has you covered in the Nashville Area

While living in Nashville offers cultural, culinary, and spectating benefits, there is no place like home. A thoughtfully designed home in which to retreat makes living in Nashville a dream come true.

Whatever home project or renovation you are looking to do in 2021, AVI has got you covered. With a location in Nashville, our experts can help guide you to the perfect products for your unique project.

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