One of the many reasons homeowners consider building a custom home is to construct a space that is uniquely their own. Even though you are working to create a custom home it is important to take into current trends happening in the home improvement industry. In new construction your home is being designed to your specifications. Homeowners that take into consideration styles currently are popular when building their new home ensures its marketability at a later date.
2017 New Construction Trends
Use of Natural Materials
Wood flooring has always been popular. More natural, lighter wood finishes are currently trending in new construction. Engineered flooring in light, natural finishes such as white, gray and washed woods. Using stone is another unexpected twist using natural materials. It may be a better option to consider engineered products that give the appearance of natural materials especially when looking to achieve a more exotic look.
Open Concept Floor Plan
New homes that are in construction are tending to encompass more of an open floor plan. Homes have cleaner lines and spaces are no longer broken down into distinct rooms but rather open spaces. Many new construction homes are sticking with the ideal of a traditional exterior while encompassing the open concept for the interior. This design style leads to less hall ways, fewer tiny wasted rooms while bringing in larger more abundant useable space. The idea in new construction tends to lead more towards making one hundred percent of the home usable.
Bold, Unexpected Risks
When you are building the home of your dreams it is important to have some fun with the process. Consider using metal or glass elements when designing your new construction home. Ornamental ceilings are another trend that adds an unforeseen twist to your home. Try introducing a bold pattern wall paper in the bathroom or laundry room to create a different effect on the space as a whole.
Don’t forget the home’s exterior in new construction. Backyard space has been underutilized for far too long. Make the space outside of your home as welcoming as the inside. Create an indoor space outdoors such as a patio with a built in fire pit or an outdoor space with a fireplace and built in girl and kitchen. An option that tends to be popular in the south is an elaborate outdoor entertainment space that includes a swimming pool, elaborate lighting and bar space.
It is important to incorporate yourself into building your new home while working in popular trends in real estate. This allows you to live in your dream home without worrying about if it will sell when you are ready.