An increased attendance at this year's National Wood Flooring Association Convention highlights the growing use of the floor covering in homes across the U.S., and the potential for people who are investing in the material for their residence.
There are a number of different housing styles in the U.S., and some of the trends that emerge in the interior design industry are linked to the locale and can be classified as regional practices among homeowners.
The flooring industry is constantly changing, as like the top styles in many areas of fashion, there is intense competition between the top talent and consumers often have trouble keeping up with the latest trends.
There is an increased number of people that are making green investments for their home and there are myriad reasons for why they are making these upgrades.
The bathroom has become one of the main areas that both homeowners and designers have focused on in recent years, as this spot in a residence has become increasingly important to family members and the real estate industry has done its best to keep up with the growing demand.
While the younger crowd and renters may prefer to hop from one location to another in order to upgrade their living situation, more established people are beginning to prefer significant renovations and retrofits to moving their family from place to place.
Consumers are often looking for the best bang for their buck, and in today's economy, this concern is more widespread than ever.
The interior design world is full of imitators and knock offs, but this is not the only similarity to the world of fashion, as the two sectors are surprisingly alike when one examines them side by side.
The use of certain products within more conservative design sectors may take time to become a trend, but once it does, these materials can take off and become an industry norm in no time.
Designing a bathroom is often something that homeowners like to avoid as long as possible, as this process can be extensive and expensive. However, if done right, this room can become the most comfortable place within a residence.