Remember shag carpet, tiny bedrooms, and even smaller closets in the home you grew up in? Thankfully, home design is constantly evolving over the years. Advances in technology have changed our lives, but it has also changed the materials and construction process that we use to build homes. That means that things that weren’t even possible just a few short years ago are now in demand. This isn’t just about drop zones and tech centers, it’s also about the entire design of your home.
Here are just a few trends that we expect to see more of in 2017.Walls of Windows
Thirty years ago a wall of windows would have meant sky-high energy bills… they just weren’t practical. Today, with advances in energy-efficient construction, we are seeing more customers choose oversized windows to maximize views and create a dramatic focal point for a formal living area, great room, den or master suite.
Thirty years ago the trend was to wait until the kids went to college to turn the extra bedroom into an office, craft room, guest suite, home gym or even storage. Today’s trend is to incorporate a flexible room like this one that can be used for a variety of purposes. Best of all, flex rooms can change as your needs change. A playroom today could become a teen den tomorrow and a guest suite later on.
Thirty years ago an outdoor room may have been a swing set, a barbeque and perhaps a pool. It was a place to eat hot dogs and watermelon. Today’s outdoor rooms are much more sophisticated. Outdoor rooms often have “zones” similar to a home’s interior. This can include a full kitchen with a breakfast bar for casual meals, a covered seating area for more formal dinners, and a fire pit area for after-dinner conversation.
What’s the big trend you envision for your dream home? Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your vision for your new home, or to tour our available homes.