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Design Trends: 2014 Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Design Trends: 2014 Pacific Coast Builders Conference

I’ve been part of the homebuilding business for a long time. (Okay, too many years for me to actually admit!) But, one of the highlights for me has always been the challenge of remaining innovative – new advances, new design trends, and new technologies. As such, every year, I look forward to the Pacific Coast Builders Conference.

prod691015This year, it was once again confirmed that we at De Young Properties are right on track in terms of delivering what homebuyers want and need – and provided some inspiration for the future!

According to the Pacific Coast Builders, the most important design trends right now are all about how people can live in their space and the selections that come with those choices:

A Floorplan for Every Lifestyle
– Buyers want floorplan options so they can personalize a home that works for them and how they live. We have long since offered a wide variety of flexible floorplans including special features like a multi-gen option, a den option, additional bedroom suites, larger garages or a dining room option, just to name a few.


Outdoor Kitchen Living fireplace


Indoor/Outdoor Living –Especially here in California, buyers want to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces and extend their living spaces outdoors. The De Young Properties’ floorplans offer large open-air courtyards, patios, balconies, extra windows, and shared spaces that complement one another. These open spaces allow ease of living while you enjoy the integration of the indoor and outdoor environs. It’s a win-win.


Creative Storage –Buyers want additional storage and we understand. That is why De Young Properties’ floorplans offer walk-in closets, under the staircase storage, drop zones, spacious pantries, extended height cabinets as well as other options for additional storage and cabinets. When everything has a place, everything is right with the world, explore the space potential at De Young Properties.


Finishes, Finishes, Finishes! –Buyers want choices – choices for cabinets and floors, finishes and colors. And we completely agree! That is why we offer the exclusive De Young Design Studio, where homebuyers can choose from a wide variety of designer colors, textures, and amenities to create a personalized living space perfectly suited to their family’s lifestyle.


Let There Be Light – The latest trend in hanging lights include orb and drum pendant shaped fixtures. These pieces not only serve as a lighting feature but also a piece of decorative art, ultimately becoming a statement piece in a room. The De Young Design Studio will soon offer these along with other lighting options, just another way we are keeping you up to date with all of the latest trends.

Our promise to you is to stay educated within the industry so that we remain at the forefront of the business in term of home innovations, design trends and new technologies.

Author: Paula De Young, Executive Vice President

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