Four new home design trends — sleek, modern, clean

At Lexis, we stay ahead of the curve when it comes to design trends and we love incorporating them into the homes we build. We do our research and integrate distinctive, timeless features that set our clients’ homes apart from the ubiquitous cookie-cutter styles seen throughout Saskatoon.

Here are four new modern home trends you’ll find in our homes…

Open-riser stairs

These sleek staircases create an open, airy vibe, allowing the natural light to travel through the space uninterrupted. They can be personalized with your choice of material for the treads and railings, and we can even help you create a unique feature “wall” alongside the stairs, letting the sun to shine through your home even more, as you’ll see in the photo below.

Open riser stairs in homes

Bold feature walls

Speaking of feature walls, there’s no better way to personalize your home than with such a standout focal point. From brick, to tile, to vivid paint colours, wallpaper and wood installations, the options are endless. Our brick wall in the kitchen below adds warmth and texture, while our wood installation creates visual interest and directs your attention to the colourful artwork on display. These options are just the tip of the iceberg — check out our gallery for more great ideas.

Luxury home designs

Dramatic fireplaces

Our fireplace designs are anything but ordinary. Creating a bold focal point and a warm and cosy atmosphere, they offer both style and substance. Our unique designs help delineate the living rooms in our open-concept layouts, and our dramatic fireplace surrounds offer visual interest, as you’ll see in the photo below.

Sometimes it’s not just the design that infuses drama, but the location. We made a splash in one of our previous projects when we integrated a double-sided fireplace between the master bedroom and master bath.

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Sky-high windows and transoms

When you live in one of the sunniest cities in the country – that just happens to have seemingly never-ending winters – you want to maximize every last minute of glorious sunlight. That’s why we often design homes with large windows, and frequently top them off with transoms (these are windows installed above a door or larger window).

An added bonus of the transom is that you don’t necessarily need to cover it with a window treatment as the height draws in that extra light without compromising privacy (as you may have noticed in the first fireplace photo above).

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