What Renters Want with Jessica Fiur: Goodbye, 2014: Apartment Trends We’re So Over

In 2015, let's make some apartment resolutions to see the end of these tired trends.

jfiur_infocusBy Jessica Fiur, Senior Editor

As a real estate editor, I see my fair share of apartment trends. Some are pretty awesome—guest suites! package management systems! But for some others, it’s time to retire them already.

I’m sure some people still love these things we see over again at apartments, which is why we’re still seeing them. But, it’s almost 2015, and I personally am ready to see what the new year has in store for apartments. So, while we’re all making resolutions we’re totally not going to keep, how about some apartments resolutions we’re also totally not going to keep even though we definitely should?

These are what I would love to see more of/less of in 2015. (And, PS, here are some trends we’re looking forward to in 2015.)

2015 Apartment Resolution: Use New Materials. Stainless steel and granite. Granite and stainless steel. They’re striking. They’re clean. They’re completely everywhere. But, it gets a little monotonous. Quartz is becoming popular now, but that’s still just another beautiful stone. What about wood? Or thick glass? Why can’t laminate come back—some of them are beautiful! And, stainless steel does look nice, but after awhile starts to look a little sterile.  In 2015, let’s resolve to change it up just a little bit.

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