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Out With the New and in With the Old? The Outdated Design Trends Buyers Are Bringing Back

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Out With the New and in With the Old? The Outdated Design Trends Buyers Are Bringing Back

The era of the speckled granite countertops is standing the test of time

June 9, 2022
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Beloved home design trends seem to fade as quickly as new ones emerge, but some outdated preferences are still in high demand among homeowners tackling remodels in their living spaces. In an age of all-white interiors backsplashed by marble and hints of cool gray, warm-toned granite countertops are still consistently making the top ten list of most desirable home features among builders, while stainless steel appliances are thwarting the rise of matte finishes, Realtor.com reports.

Open kitchens and great rooms were closed off to create separation between living areas during the COVID-19 pandemic, but open floor plans are making a comeback in favor of practicality, and it looks like they could be here to stay.

For a hot minute, open kitchens and great rooms were going by the wayside in favor of distinct areas to separate during the COVID-19 pandemic. (And sometimes, looking at someone’s meatloaf prep and a bunch of dirty dishes isn’t ideal.)

Yet, hordes of homeowners snatched this idea from the dustbin and propped it back up. And some pros even praise open kitchens as more practical.

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