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Our Favorite Home Improvement Trends from the 2017 International Builders’ Show

Posted by: Storganization Staff Tags: Expert Tips

This week we visited the International Builders’ Show in sunny Orlando, Florida. We scoured the showroom floor for the best up-and-coming trends in home improvement and design to share with you! So, read on for our favorite home design ideas for 2017.


Show me the color!

Color and paint appeared to play the largest role in design trends this year. Shades of Pantone’s color-of-the-year, Greenery, were visible throughout the showroom floor with booths using pops of green from plants and interesting flower patterns in tile, wall décor, and so on.



An outdoor patio setting by Daltile


We also found the bold color trend from 2016 is here to stay along with other popular colors including rich, dark hues contrasted with neutral wood finishes.



Paint inspiration boards from Sherwin-Williams


Navy blues, eggplants, and deep yellows and greens were expertly paired with complementary gray wood finishes and pattern details.



Paint inspiration boards from Sherwin-Williams



A wall of floor textures and colors at Mohawk


Textures and the New Traditional

We found that metallics, stone patterns, and natural textures were the go-to choice for bathroom and kitchen designs.



A beautiful sink design by Kohler


The most popular trend of 2017 will most likely be the “new traditional”, which can be described as a minimalist look with an infusion of vintage feel.



Kitchen scene by Daltile


At Masonite’s booth, we discovered this new traditional trend had made its way to door styles with modern spins on sliding barn doors, chalkboard-surfaced doors and square doorknobs.



A Chalkboard Door and Sliding Barn Doors from Masonite


Sliding barn doors would be a perfect addition to a master closet!


Bold hues were present here as well. Check out the striking colored doors inspired by the forecasted “bohemian revival” and “urban eclectic” trends.



Blue modern-styled doors and bohemian-inspired magenta doors at Masonite



Smart Houses

Design trends might be looking to the past, but homeowners and renovators also want innovation. The “Smart House” was a popular topic of conversation. According to a recent survey by Houzz, this can be defined as homeowners utilizing technological advances for increased home luxury and safety.

We also discovered that the adoption of smart technology isn’t the only way renovating homeowners want their houses to work for them. They are also interested in how they can use their storage space more intelligently.

In our own booth, we unveiled our newest shelving system, ExpressShelf, which is an innovative new shelf and rod system that can be installed in 10 minutes, and can maximize storage space in any room. Watch the full video here:



ClosetMaid ExpressShelf
is exclusively available through our network of professional dealers and distributors.


We had a great time discovering 2017’s upcoming trends at the International Builders’ Show, and look forward to what exciting trends next year will bring!

If you’re planning any home improvement projects this year, make sure to follow us on social media and visit our website,, for more design trends and organization ideas: FacebookTwitter, InstagramPinterestYouTube, Houzz and Flickr.



ClosetMaid Booth

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