What’s new in custom home design?
The latest trends in custom home designs
It’s almost the time when the year 2016 ends and a new year, 2017 begins. So, why not discuss some new trends and latest design plans for the new home owners who are planning to own a house. Those planning to renovate their homes for a fresh breath of air are welcome too. Latest designs for custom homes are influencing the construction industry and bringing changes that are both completely new and fresh or something from the past that comes back again.
While building a custom home, the designer must take note of the energy efficiency for the proposed home. It reduces carbon footprint and helps save money of the home owner for utility bills in the long run. Better insulated homes for low HVAC expense, low flow toilets, installing engineered woods and prefab walls, solar paneled roofs, rain water harvesting system, wind turbines, etc. would bring down the cost and allow the owner to live in a greener environment.
Focus on smaller homes
Do not go overboard while deciding a home design for your new house. Let your custom builder know the functional requirements of your family in the new home, rather than exaggerating unnecessary add-ons. It would save space, money and time. A small place that is enough for your family brings down the maintenance and utility costs as well as managing the interior becomes easy for you.
A spa like bathroom
At the end of a tiring day at work, you obviously wish to sink in the warmth of a soothing warm bath tub. Modern houses are coming up with concepts like a TV in the bathroom and a bathtub that can give you jet massage that is enough for even a tall person. What bliss can match up to this? The custom home design trends for the coming year have already locked it in with touch-sensitive controls for water flow and temperature.
Bringing in open floor plans
These were prevalent in the old times and are making a way again into modern homes. Open floor plans for custom homes bring new prospects for the home owners by eliminating the walls that divide rooms, swapping it for an entryway instead. It reduces the barriers and makes the home feel closer and making people feel being together. Now dining, kitchen and family rooms are merged together; beautifully divided yet still together. Here, the entire family can relax, cook, eat, do homework and hang out together; for privacy they can move to their bedrooms.
The kitchens are getting smart with touch-screen appliances, non-touch faucets and various motion-activated gadgets. A modular kitchen is looking simple and aesthetic compared to a dull boring and overly cluttered traditional one.
In the year 2015, shades of grey and blue were in trend, and the trend keeps changing every year. Colours such as mixed metals (copper) and wood are in trend in 2016. Black and grey would work elegantly with metals and can be included in the custom home design trends for the coming year. The best thing about metals is that they can work perfectly in sync with most of the colour combinations.
Texture galore at a glance
Home buyers are currently looking for textures that use raw materials. Engineered wood and stones are taking the top spot this year. Textured walls give a different aura to your home and make it look glamorous compared to plain walls. Metals and wood together bring a special organic feel in contrast to the conventional smooth choice in recent time. Don’t you find countertops and cabinets with such detailing stopping you for a while, when you are shopping for them?
Now you have got the latest elements for making your dream home look wow!