Top Design Trends in Newly Built Homes
It’s an exciting time for developers, builders, and buyers alike thanks to the digitalization of the housing sector. Homes can now be built faster as a result of faster and improved communication between architects, developers, builders, and of course, their clients.
Today, 3D design is enabling homebuyers to choose from a number of different solutions for everything from flooring to color schemes and energy solutions.
Buyers have become far more selective and personalization abounds in every corner of their homes. However, there are a few trends that are particularly popular in newly built homes.
The planet has awakened to the threat of global warming and sustainability has taken on a whole new importance for everything from electricity and heating to the choice of materials for the home.
Green materials in new home builds are enjoying a boom. They comprise quite a range of choices, including bamboo for flooring and furniture, recycled steel for kitchens and rooms, sheep’s wool for energy efficient insulation in walls, attics, and ceilings, and precast concrete. Many high-end furniture designers are also relying on reclaimed wood for signature pieces such as chairs and tables.
There is a growing trend for states to embrace local design influences while relying on local green providers. As stated by Texas home builders, ‘rustic luxury’ is in high demand, which brings the beauty of rural landscapes into home interiors by marrying clean neutral spaces and ornate fixtures.
The sentiment of the Great Outdoors is provided by materials such as sustainable limestone, adding a homey feel to everything from living rooms to bedrooms.
In states like New York, known for their urban appeal, designers are also hopping on the ‘modern rustic living’ trend, with features such as wooden beamed ceilings, wrought iron features on lighting and in windows, and robust wooden tables from reclaimed wood bringing the warmth of the Great Outdoors inside.
With remote working become increasingly popular, sun rooms — which invite floods of natural light in and which work well to facilitate light to the rest of the home — are seen as an ideal spot for a home office.
Those living in colder climates can still opt for one of these room in their new build. They simply need to consider heating options such as fireplaces or underfloor heating. For ultimate brightness and warmth, glass walls or floor-to-ceiling glass doors can blur the limits between indoor and outdoor living.
Every family enjoys and uses a home in its own way, and home design and architecture have adopted through the creation of flexible, personalized spaces that can be adapted with the passage of time. For instance, the formal dining room, once a staple in stately homes, is now a thing of the past. Today, it’s all about open spaces that connect the kitchen with common areas of the home.
Some families are opting for combination rooms (for instance, combining a bedroom with a yoga space or a home office with a vertical garden area). The boom of online design sites and visually-centered social media channels have done plenty to present the wide array of possible uses of space and the result is a more knowledgeable and demanding purchasers.
There are many trends that define the current design and building ambience but one of the strongest, is green living. Thus, homebuyers are keen to live in spaces made with sustainable, locally sourced materials.
Going back to nature, welcoming in the sun, and opting for bespoke design are three more trends we will undoubtedly be seeing much more of.