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Monthly Trends and Newsletter | Volume 10, Top 5: 2018 Home Trends seen at NAHB IBS Orlando!!

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Top 5: 2018 Home Trends Seen at The National Association of Home Builder Show in Orlando, FL!

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 Dear Clients, Colleagues & Friends, 

Happy 2018!!! 
We hope you all had a safe and wonderful holiday season with the family. A new year means the kids are back in school, and the adults are all back to the grind.  

So far our Miami Real Estate team is off to a running start! 

Earlier this week we were fortunate enough to tag along with our favorite Miami luxury home builders, GC3 Development, as they headed out to the National Association of Home Builders International Builders Show in Orlando, Fl to check out the latest in new home designs and trends.


And I must say WOW!! Truly a spectacular show that still has us reeling! From the variety and selections when it comes to customizing floors, bathrooms, and kitchens - to just the beautifully aesthetic designs being made.





Now with all these amazing 2018 home design trends & products to choose from, this month we'll take a look at the Top 5 takeaways from the NAHB International Builders Show in Orlando, Fl.

Keep reading below!
 

Warmest Regards,
 
Paola M. Garcia-Carrillo
Real Estate Broker /CEO


1) Kohler, Kohler, and More Kohler
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With a company mission of "contributing to a higher level of gracious living to those who are touched by our products and services", Kohler and it's subsidiaries did not disappoint!!

With an outstanding display of might, that almost completely engulfed the entire center of the hall, Kohler flexed it's know-how! 

Giving us fun patterns inside the sinks, matte black "noir" colors in its plumbing, and sleek pale tones in countertops & backsplashes for 2018! 

  


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2) Smart Tech is Officially in EVERYTHING
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Ready for the robots? Because the 2018 IBS showed us that the future is here! 
We loved seeing the latest in smart tech everywhere in your home. From the Japanese brand Toto's newest and stunningly beautiful voice activated tub...


....to led lights in everything you can imagine! Mirrors, toilets, closets, fridges, you name it; now just click the button or talk to it, change the colors, and set your moods.



 


Check out this amazing sink, from once again Kohler; we absolutely fell in love!!



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3) The Chinese Connection
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One of the biggest sections seen at the 2018 National Association of Home Builders IBS Orlando, was the products and services offered from China. They are truly making an aggressive push to get our business!

What stood out to us most was the variety: all different types of products for the home, at every level of quality and price range. T&W (pictured below) had pretty great mid-range quality product, with sinks and tubs starting at unbelievably low priced $45-$90 range!

The biggest downfall we experienced was probably the most obvious: the language barrier :( 

Something as easy as finding out a price of an item was bit of a struggle. Both the Chinese vendors and we the American consumer need to brush up on our language skills!
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4) Composite, Reuse, Recycle
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Let nothing go to waste!! 

We were pleasantly surprised to see the amount of colors, textures, and sizes being offered in flooring & countertops. All from different mixed, compressed and recycled materials.


Dekton by Consentino really blew us away with their large format slabs; created using a recycled mixture in a press so strong, that it simulates "an accelerated version of the metamorphic change that natural stone undergoes when subjected to high temperatures and pressure over thousands of years."





Check out this outdoor deck flooring pictured below; made from recycled fiberglass and carpets, it's guaranteed to last 50 years before any wear starts to set in!
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5) The Glass Revolution
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Of the top reasons builder Michael Garcia-Carrillo of GC3 Development comes to this show, is to see the latest innovations when it comes to glass in the home. And oh boy, did the 2018 International Builder Show in Orlando deliver!

The latest home design trend for 2018 is the use of corner glass doors, both pointed and rounded! Available in stunning 12 ft & 14ft options, these doors are extremely well built and hurricane rated.





Not be be left out in the glass department; check out the latest from faucet maker Pfister! These beautiful see-thru faucets let you see the water rising and even have adjustable levels of bubbles! 



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