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Top Design Trends For Your Texas Ranch Home

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Design & Trends, Features, Interior Design, Variety

Although ranch-style homes first became popular among post-war middle-class Texans of the 1940s to 1970s, modern-day, comfortable ranch homes are once again all the rage. Perhaps the new-found love for ranch homes has something to do with a desire to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, or maybe it is because ranch homes are considered to be the archetypical American home. While there is no shame in investing in an average ranch home with standard features, ultra-luxurious ranch home on an exquisite piece of land is the ultimate dream. Here are a few of the latest ranch home design trends to consider this year.

Create an outdoor oasis

If there is one thing most upmarket ranch homes have in common, it’s an opulent outdoor living area. Although there is no rulebook that states how you should utilize your outdoor living area, you can’t go wrong by transforming it into a deluxe entertainment area, complete with an outdoor kitchen and lounge. Comfortable, plush seating is an absolute must, with bright colors, classic shapes, and precise lines all being considered hot trends this year. If you have your heart set on an outdoor cooking area and bar, invest in a range of trendy appliances, such as a top-of-the-range barbecue and smoker, a wine cooler, an ice machine, a coffee machine, and even a sushi station if you’re a fan of the Japanese delicacy.

Make your kitchen a focal point

Texasland note that ranch homes have become a sought-after commodity among professional athletes, CEOs and celebrities alike. While such high-profile individuals may not spend hours a day in the kitchen preparing hearty meals, you will undoubtedly find that their kitchen is nonetheless a focal point in the home. Lush finishes, ambient lighting, and high-end appliances can all contribute to a dream kitchen. Wood remains a classic choice for ranch kitchens, and is perfectly complemented by glass, copper, granite and stainless steel. If you really want to add a ‘wow’ factor to your kitchen, add an eye-catching backsplash to the mix, which will undoubtedly take your kitchen’s appeal to the next level.

Don’t skimp on the bathroom

Although you probably won’t be spending nearly as much time in your bathroom as you do the kitchen and outdoor living area, you will undoubtedly end up falling in love with a lavish spa-like bathroom. To maintain a ranch-vibe in your bathroom, opt for natural stone and wood finishes on both the walls and the floors. You can then indulge in a number of this year’s hottest bathroom trends to really give your ranch bathroom a luxurious makeover. Make your Jacuzzi or spa bath the star of the show, and complement it with a floating vanity, back-lit mirrors and medicine cabinets, and even a smart toilet that sports a self-closing lid and touch-free flushing. Remember to add a few personal touches to the room as well to give it a more homely feel.

Luxury ranch homes are once again skyrocketing in popularity. By embracing a number of current design trends, you can render your already-lavish home even more impressive.

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