More and more people are discovering modern design’s many advantages


For many people, modern design simply looks better and makes for a more pleasant home environment. Of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but people are increasingly embracing it as they seek a less cluttered and open look.


A modern look will date better than an elaborate old-fashioned one. In fact, modern houses from the mid-20th century still look up-to-date today.

If you are concerned with the pay-back on your renovation, this advantage is particularly important.

When you sell your house, time will be most forgiving if you have clean modern finishes. Ornate designs tend to age more easily, and what looks fine today will probably end up being dated by the time you sell your house.

Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate, Palm Springs, CA (1947) E. Stewart Williams architect (LOC, LC-DIG-highsm-25616)

Easier upkeep

A house incorporating modern design is also easier to clean and maintain. Consider kitchen cabinets, for example.

Cabinets with excessive beveling and crevices are significantly more difficult to clean than a simple slab or Shaker design that requires only a few strokes with a cloth.

Today, modern design is enjoying a renaissance as people move away from traditional styles

Modern products are beginning to become more common as manufacturers react to the demand.