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October 14, 2021

What’s trending in the Mungo Homes Design Centers

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One of the biggest benefits of buying new-construction is the opportunity to personalize your home with the color palettes, materials and finishes that you love. When building with Mungo Homes, homeowners participate in a complimentary two- to three-hour appointment with one of the talented Design Specialists at the Design Center in their specific market.

When you build your home from the ground up with Mungo, design selections include cabinets, exterior color, flooring, countertops, hardware, lighting and paint colors. Additionally, you can choose desired locations for electrical outlets and phone or cable jacks. 

With the help of Mungo Homes Design Specialists Diana Byrd and Susan Brownlee, you can learn more about what’s trending with homeowners in our design centers, how to best prepare for the design process and ways to incorporate your personal style throughout your new-construction home.  

What’s trending in Mungo Homes

For homes throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, cool-toned hues are always in demand. Grays and blue have been popular for years, and we don’t see that trend dying down anytime soon—it’s perfect for creating a light and bright atmosphere, which so many homeowners are looking for. 

Some more specific features that are gaining popularity with Mungo Homes buyers include luxury vinyl-plank flooring, quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, brushed and satin-finish brass accents and oversized kitchen islands. For an overall design aesthetic, both Diana and Susan agree that Modern Farmhouse reigns supreme. 

Lastly, storage has become a huge priority for our homeowners recently. People are always excited to see walk-in pantries and closets in our functional floor plans, and often use closet organizational tools to maximize the use of their storage spaces. 

Trends you’ll see in the future

If you want to be ahead of the curve in your home design, Diana and Susan discussed some up-and-coming trends on the horizon that they’re excited to help Mungo homeowners incorporate into their future space. 

After years of white and gray cabinetry being the go-to way to achieve a bright and airy kitchen, more and more homeowners are choosing a natural approach to this aesthetic. White oak will become a new favorite in coming months—this neutral cabinetry finish can be paired with different hues of backsplash, countertops and flooring. 

Completely shifting from the light and bright concept, moody, dark color palettes and accents are also gaining traction. Homeowners are leaning into the high-end, matte black trend—creating dramatic interest with black cabinets, fixtures, finishes, lighting and hardware that’s anything but dull. 

Incorporating your personal style 

It’s important to remember that your future home can be on-trend without sacrificing your personal preferences and style, so bring plenty of ideas and sources of inspiration to your design meeting. Visit model homes in our communities, check out home shows on HGTV, flip through magazines and browse Pinterest or Instagram to help visualize your space. 

If you want to showcase your style through fun pops of color, Diana and Susan recommend using patterned ceramic tile flooring in smaller rooms like bathrooms and laundry rooms, interesting kitchen backsplashes with unique shapes and patterns or accent walls with daring paint colors. You don’t have to be afraid to go outside of the box—our Design Specialists are there to help tie everything together to create a balanced look and feel. 

Personalize your next home 

When you reach the design stage of the Mungo Homes building process, our talented Design Specialist will help guide you through interior and exterior selections that you’ll be excited about for years to come. 

If you’re ready to start personalizing the high-quality home of your dreams in North Carolina, South Carolina or Georgia, browse through the new-construction communities in your preferred area or check out our inventory of quick move-in homes—which can still be personalized, depending on the amount of progress already completed. Contact us today to schedule a tour or talk to one of our Design Specialists. 

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