An unforgettable year // For so many Americans 2020 was a year where we redefined our own relationships with our homes. Whether welcomed or not, home became a workplace, classroom, vacation spot, and more. Historically low interest rates and a suburban shift in housing demand triggered by the pandemic brought some good fortune to the residential housing industry with a rise in home sales, a spike in new home starts, and an increase in home remodeling projects. The National Association of Realtors has reported that existing home sales grew by more than 20% over 2019. This past November the U.S. Census Bureau and HUD jointly released a report stating that new housing starts were nearly 13% above 2019, surpassing previous projections. Here at Horner Millwork we feel blessed that the building economy has been strong throughout the pandemic and we are sincerely grateful for our customers and the community.
Here at hornermillwork.com, we saw an increase in traffic to our website and blog as our customers sought out information, inspiration, and insight on our products. Below is a list of our Top 5 Most Visited Blog Posts Of 2020.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT SIZE CROWN MOULDING
Our most popular blog post of 2020 was How to Choose the Correct Size Crown Moulding. In this blog post we give a quick lesson in the Orders of classical architecture and then discuss why size matters when determining what crown will work best for your next project. By following some basic guidelines it’s simple create a space that’s both pleasing to the eye and follows the classic proportions of craftsmen throughout history.
8 KITCHEN DESIGN TRENDS THAT WILL LAST INTO 2020 AND BEYOND
Originally published late in 2019, in this blog post we tried to predict which popular kitchen design trends at the time would last into 2020 and beyond. Although we could have never predicted what 2020 would bring, when it comes to kitchen design the trends discussed are still as popular as ever.