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Home Design Trends for 2023

2023 is fast approaching, and you may be wondering about new home designs for the next year. At Paul Gray Homes, we stay on top of trends and can help you with every step of designing your home. Here are some ideas to consider when thinking of customizing your space.


While not a new trend, focusing on kitchen elements and design is still popular. Think massive walk-in pantries featuring wine storage or a built- in coffee station. Create a focal point with a custom range hood built into your cabinets. A large modern light fixture above your kitchen island will make your kitchen stand out above the rest. Also back in style this year are art deco backsplashes and terrazzo countertops.

Mudroom/Laundry Room

If you spend a lot of time doing laundry, consider personalizing that space to make it not only more functional, but also enjoyable to be in. Modern flooring, fun light fixtures, and hamper storage will turn that room from drab to fab. Make your mudroom luxurious by including built-in seating and personalized storage for everyone in your family. A pet washing station is also a great feature to add!


Consider dark, earthy colors like browns and greens for your exterior. Black and white are still in style, so don’t worry if you have your heart set on those colors. Make sure to add texture with shake shingles or metal roofing. A dramatic front entry with an arched doorway or front awning can really transform the look of your home, too.


Sometimes the little things make all the difference in the world. Modern railings, paneling, and wainscoting can add much-needed dimension to any room. Mid-century style is still all the rage when it comes to home accents like lighting and architecture. There’s also a trend towards a natural influence in flooring and colors. Make sure to include wallpaper in your office for a Zoom-ready background!

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