Current cabinet design trends indicate that, by 2015, new homes will be greener, and offer more casual living space. Open floor plans satisfy a desire for gathering and connecting and these spaces transition easily for multi-purpose uses - integrating foyer, kitchen, dining , and living functions.
Dedicated rooms are now devoted to specialized needs such as office, exercise, or music.
Glass walls, sliding doors, and other transparent features open the home to "patio" or "garden" rooms.
Home management is facilitated by using a service entry that features a message center with key racks, mail slots, and individual lockers for each family member.