Axiom Design Build, one of the exhibitors at the home show, raised this Queen Anne house onto a new foundation and added to the back.
The Seattle Home Show opens Saturday at CenturyLink Field Event Center.
Promoters of the 71st annual event put a list together of what is trending for the show. Here’s what they found:
- More sophisticated laundry rooms, with formal space such as countertops to fold clothes.
- Home styles moving in two directions: warm and rustic; sleek and modern.
- White ceilings and muted walls.
- Finishing extra space, such as over a garage or in a basement, for extended family or to rent out.
- More homebuyers from foreign countries with extended families are creating more demand for bigger homes with multiple bathrooms.
- Large walk-in showers are replacing bathtubs.
- Older people are selling their homes to Gen Xers.
- Baby boomers are downsizing from houses to condos, and are using equity to fix up their new digs.
- Millennials are starting to enter the market and are looking for earth-friendly, smaller homes with more amenities.
- Heated and covered outdoor living areas.
- Outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and other luxury items.
Not trendy? The home show is holding an ugly couch contest, where the winner will get a $2,500 gift card from My Home Furniture & Decor.
The show runs until Feb. 22. Adults are $12, seniors $8 and juniors $3. Check it out at www.SeattleHomeShow.com.