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Now trending – the latest in home design

October 5, 2017  •  Inspiration, MIllwork

Now trending – the latest in home design

Home Design Trends

From farmhouse neutrals to sleek clean lines, discover the latest design trends. With endless custom options, let Badger Corrugating Co. help with your next project.

Masonite Trends

Masonite makes it easier and more inspiring to select the perfect doors for every home. Masonite is a leading source for the latest trend insights and design ideas, and provide distinctive door styles that let you complement any home and personal taste. Your Masonite doors can become beautiful fixtures of art in every room — from the outside in — delivering arresting beauty, lasting durability and timeless performance.

Open the 2017 Masonite Trend Report to take a look at the trends and key elements needed to achieve the overall feeling the style is meant to convey and the doors’ role in pulling it all together.


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Modern farmhouse – Modern farmhouse blends rustic charm with contemporary design to add a modern twist to farmhouse nostalgia. It’s not just about the way things look, but about the way people feel in its presence. Modern Farmhouse evokes a familiar, cozy feeling in homes as well as in commercial properties like shops, trendy bars (think cideries, tasting rooms and brew pubs) and restaurants.

  • Covered porches of the old American farmhouse are updated
  • Color palette is lighter, more gray and white with blue undertones
  • Big kitchens with farmhouse sinks (often with center islands, pot racks and some open shelves or glass cabinets)
  • Natural-looking woodwork, hardwood floors, exposed beams
  • Repurposed accents and antique decor


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Transitional – It’s the new classic in home design and Masonite expects it to stay for awhile — after all, it’s a timeless aesthetic that’s easily updated and personalized. Transitional style is simple with clean lines, touches of warmth conveyed through neutral or soft tones and touches of gold. It has mass appeal with men and women alike and is an easy solution for those who find Modern too cold and Traditional too stuffy.

  • Minimalist approach – Asian, Shaker and Mission-style furnishings complement traditional style well
  • Accessories are carefully chosen with little ornamentation or decoration
  • Art is sparse and impactful
  • Understated, neutral colors evoke serenity while darker accents and touches of gold bring depth
  • Soft upholstery such as corduroy, soft ultra-suedes and leathers or chenille
  • Not “mixy-matchy” with a balance of both masculine and feminine


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Modern – It grew out of Art Deco in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and really became popularized in the 1950s and 1960s. For this reason, it’s also referred to as “Mid-Century.” Modern design relies on form — geometric shapes, straight lines or perfect circles and ovals. The Modern form eschews the ornate and elaborately patterned and instead relies on bold statements for impact, such as pops of color.

  • Clean lines, geometric shapes, bold simplicity
  • Wide-open, clutter-free spaces
  • Smooth surfaces such as glossy metals, glass and plastic
  • Floor lamps, pendants and track lighting


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Craftsman – The American Craftsman style grew in popularity at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. The style emphasized work done by hand over mass-production, keeping with a growing cultural ethos of that period. It focused on handmade, local and/or natural materials, simplicity and originality. Traditional Craftsman style homes would feature handcrafted stained or leaded glass, metalwork and wood.

  • Subtle earth tones and warm colors
  • Handcrafted pieces and vintage details
  • Intimate scale, with open floor plan
  • Open, eat-in kitchens exemplify Craftsman’s family-friendly goals
  • Fireplaces, exposed rafters/beams and built-ins
  • Front porch with tapered or doubled columns and wide window/door casings


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Industrial – This design style relies on the interplay of materials, showcasing what would in traditional settings be hidden workhorses like metal pipes and ducts alongside exposed brick walls and rich wood floors. Masonite has several door styles that are well-suited to this Industrial style trend. Consider: Stile and rail, Heritage Series, or Vista Grande. Color and bold hardware are a huge factor in bringing this trend to life.

  • Lighting: classic metal wall fixtures, iron chandeliers, exposed light bulbs. Lighting often shares the aesthetic of the exposed piping
  • Contrast of metal and wooden surfaces, soft and hard edges
  • Tables are often unfinished wood, with or without steel legs
  • Concrete is growing in popularity for countertops as well as floors, tables and accent pieces
  • Natural upholstery like leather or linen
  • Minimal floor coverings. Rugs are usually understated or distressed to blend in with the natural, unfinished feel


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Urban Eclectic – Organic and sophisticated, it draws inspiration from around the world, as well as from nature. Large on personality, Urban Eclectic is a layered mix of styles, fabrics, textures and colors. For example, exotic furnishings with cultural influences reside in the same space as textures found in nature. Bold splashes of color stand out against more subtle earth tones. Statement pieces span time periods, price points and the globe to reflect the life experiences of the homeowner.

  • Unique statement pieces with artistic and creative expression
  • Bold textures
  • Cultural influences
  • Ethnic heirlooms
  • Sleek, low-profile furniture pieces
  • Cultural architecture


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Barn Doors

Barn doors are versatile to divide any space while adding stylish character. Choose from rustic farmhouse and distressed, to bold and modern – the options are endless. Simply add a barn door track to a standard matching door, or make a statement with a custom barn door.

At Badger Corrugating, we offer options for custom handcrafted barn doors. We cater to original designs, specialty woods, materials, finishes, sheens, distressing options, special effects – creating a one-of-kind style. These materials and finish options add to the hand-finished characteristics of each piece.


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Millwork Trends

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Let the light shine in – knotty alder double sliding barn door with Woodport with obscured Flemish glass allows light in while still providing privacy.

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Build it up – by using multiple moulding profiles and stacking them, like this door header, you have the option to make your own look, making your house unique! This can be done throughout the entire house, or just as a focal point in one area.


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Ship lap is an inexpensive and easy way to add visual interest to any space making it the focal point of the room. It’s also an excellent way to hide any imperfections! It has been around for hundreds of years but is regaining popularity again with the new trendy styles.



The SDL (Simulated Divided Lite) look is coming back! This style of exterior door gives the look of a wood door, but has the durability of fiberglass.  This door is a prefinished textured fiberglass door with a 4-lite 22×48 clear glass and the sidelite is a 2-lite 8×48 clear glass.


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A recent study found that  homes selling with a featured barn door accent sold at an average 13% premium over what was anticipated.  Here is a  2 panel shaker knotty pine door with custom cross-bucks hung on a double barn door track with spoke wheel rollers.


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Gray has been a very hot color with white walls. This door is the Hamel door from Masonite with the Satin Nickel Latitude style lever from Schlage.  Together you can make a statement in your house that can be heard loud and clear: I want to be different.


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Create a beautiful, modern, and unobstructed look with a stainless steel cable railing system. These cable railings are easy to install with pre-cut cable lengths and require virtually no maintenance once installed.


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We are seeing an increase in the use of flush printed doors in the commercial millwork side of sales.  The cost being a driving factor for people choosing printed over veneered and stained doors.  Paired with hollow metal, the printed doors are a great option for large projects when value engineering is needed.


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The Schlage Connect series allows you to control access from your phone, tablet or pc through Z wave wireless technology. Products like the Schlage Connect touchscreen deadbolt with alarm with Century trim paired with Elan Lever with Century trim, offer a self-powered, standalone system for use with the Amazon Alexa system. Build-in alarm technology senses movement of the door and alerts homeowners with an audible alert.