Design Trends vs. Fads

Avocado kitchen

Shag carpeting. Pepto-pink bathrooms. Popcorn ceiling texture. Thankfully, these home remodeling fads came, and mercifully, went. Unfortunately, many of us are living with the aftermath.

A brand new year is right around the corner, and many homeowners are resolved to rip out that hideous carpet and replace those avocado and harvest gold appliances. But how do you know if you’re replacing one trendy eyesore with another? The trick is to balance your own style with home improvement trends that offer enduring appeal. How can you let your personality shine without falling for an ugly fad?

Dwight and Bryan identify the top trends to consider in their latest column “Timeless Remodeling Trends for 2015.”