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Kitchen with exposed beams
"Barnitecture" is one of the current home design trends. Photo by Shoot2Sell Photography
Traditional foyer
Clean lines and less embellishment are in demand. Photo by Shoot2Sell Photography
Solar panels
Many homebuilders are pre-wiring for solar energy. Photo courtesy of EnergyShop
Entryway
Entryways set the tone for the whole home. Photo by Shoot2Sell Photography
Backyard and windows
Steel windows and doors further the streamlined look homeowners are craving. Photo courtesy of Bauhaus Custom Homes
Open floorplan kitchen and foyer
Open floorplans are still in demand. Photo by Shoot2Sell Photography
Living room
Being able to control your home through your smartphone is becoming more and more popular. Photo courtesy of M/I Homes
Patio
Homeowners are clamoring to take advantage of Texas' (mostly) great weather. Photo courtesy of Tatum Brown Custom Homes
Living room
Transitional interiors is a harmonious blend of traditional and contemporary styles. Photo by Shoot2Sell Photography
Bathtub in middle of bathroom
The bathtub is becoming the star of the bathroom. Photo by Shoot2Sell Photography