One of the biggest benefits to building a new home vs. buying a resale is that you can design the home your dreams.  Of course, you can choose remodel one of the great resale deals out there as well but in the end the overall home may not be as efficient as buying a new one.

Either way there are several bathroom trends that were identified as a result of the National Kitchen and Bath Association's (NKBA) annual survey to its membership. Among the major trends identified for 2013, the most significant that surfaced for both bathrooms and kitchens are:

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  • Gray color schemes in both kitchens and baths have witnessed a dramatic escalation since 2010, particularly over the past year. Used currently in 55% of kitchens and 56% of bathrooms, shades of gray are growing in appeal, creating chic, sophisticated spaces that many consumers desire.
  • Continuing an important trend from last year, transitional-style kitchens and baths have clearly surpassed traditional styles, a longstanding favorite until 2012.
  • While the use of quartz finishes was in slight decline last year, it has surfaced as a clear trendsetter this year, coming a close second to perennial favorite granite.
  • No growth in consumer outlays: Homeowners were spending more on their kitchen and bath remodels a year ago -- however, the latest report reveals a slightly less robust situation. The total cost of the average kitchen and of the average bath design in 2012 was $51,050 and $18,575, respectively, but the most recent figures have dipped to $47,308 in kitchens, while staying steady at $18,538 in bathrooms.

Personalizing your new home is all about realizing your own unique style.  In addition, good design rests on a solid foundation of color and design guidelines that help you achieve the look you desire, from cutting edge to timeless.   Of course the internet is full of tips, pictures and videos to help you find the style that best reflects your taste and budget.  One of the best design pros out there is Mary DeWalt and her design team.   She specializes in model home merchandising so has the talent that appeals to today's new home buyers.  If you are looking for inspiration be sure to check out her bathroom design video: 

If you want more information about the benefits of buying new...give me a call at 520-241-7780.  Whether you are looking for an oustanding deal on a new home or a resale I can help you.  Check out the Sizzlin' Hot Deals Fairfield Homes is currently offering:

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