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Smart Lighting Controls
Automatic controls will be one of the biggest home design trends in lighting for 2018. Not only will smart lighting control systems save on energy, they can be customized. And since lighting needs vary depending on the time of year, time of day and the user.
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Not just for apartment buildings anymore, roof decks are becoming a hot amenity for residential homes. This is because they offer an alternative to the traditional deck or backyard patio. And just add some patio chairs, an umbrella and a table for an entertaining spot with a view.
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Tankless Water Heaters
As more homeowners look to save on energy and money, tankless water heaters will surge in popularity. These water heaters provide hot water only as it is needed at a rate of about 2 to 5 gallons per minute. And they come in both gas-fired and electric models. Smaller than traditional water heaters, so they're great if space is at a premium.