Design Trends You Can Expect to See in New Reno Homes

Have you ever heard of the BALA Awards? The 2016 Best in American Living Awards were presented during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando highlighting some of the best innovations in home building and design and showcasing design trends that home buyers can expect to see over the next several years.

Ryder Homes has been at the forefront of design for new homes with modern flair, so it’s no surprise that the majority of these design trends are standard in the homes of the new sparks community at Ventana at Miramonte.

Popular design trends from the BALA Awards include:

Benches and Nooks



In single and multigenerational custom production homes, homebuilders and designers are including benches and nooks because of their vogue and youthful feel. Check out Ryder Homes’ Loft & Den options.

Big Showers and Tubs 

Showers and tubs are steadily increasing in size and free standing tubs are beginning to morph into more luxurious additions to master bathrooms. Ventana at Miramonte offers gorgeous free standing tubs and seamless walk-in showers that feature a wall-to-wall frameless glass enclosure with floors and walls that flow seamlessly with the surrounding bathroom.

Board and Batten (Wainscoting)


This type of siding is definitely growing in popularity and are seen in the interiors of this year’s winners. They add a classic touch to the contemporary design and pair very well with the growing Modern Farmhouse Trend. What is board and batten? The wall behind this bed in Residence 3 Contempo’s floor plan.

Modern Farmhouse

Farmhouse sinks, reused, wood siding and barn doors are making an appearance and are the focal point of many spaces. These sleek and contemporary barn doors in Residence 3 Contempo’s Den or Residence 5 Innovations’s Master Bathroom create a custom and youthful dash of character.

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs are beginning to be featured in many custom homes. Their durability is unmatched and they add a certain contemporary rustic look to your home that other roofing materials do not provide.

Natural Wood Beams and Ceilings

Residence 5x - MultiGen Innovation - Master Bedroom

Remodels and new homes are featuring wood frames left in their original state, adding a natural touch creating a warm, shared space. This custom touch can be added to your Ventana home in Sparks. Check out the Master Bedroom in our Residence 5 Innovation for inspiration.

Under Stair Storage

Architects and designers are utilizing all the space they can, creating under stair storage that often times include shelves for books, works of art or even a makeshift Harry Potter closet.

Unique Wine Storage 

Millennials sure do love their wine, so much so that wine storage is now a prominent feature in new homes. Kitchens include floor-to-ceiling open or glass-enclosed wine storage.

Ryder Homes strives to offer an environment for living that optimizes people’s lifestyles in an era of dated, traditional house designs. Pushing boundaries and creating a unique new view of home is what Ventana at Miramonte aims to achieve.

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