Every year brings a new trend in building a custom home, and 2015 is no different. The first month of this year is already half over, so if you’re considering 2015 to be the year you will design and build your dream home, take a look at the current custom home building trends for 2015.
Custom Home Building Trends for 2015
Return to smaller size homes.
Rooms will disappear or blend into other rooms. For instance, the formal living room will rarely be seen and the “living rooms” will be part of the dining room or even the kitchen. Formal dining rooms are being included less as well. Combining these rooms will cut down on square footage.
Homes will include more green features.
This year’s custom homes will have green features like dual flush toilets, low-flow faucets, tank-less water heaters and Energy-Star ratings for the whole home.
Bringing the outdoors inside and the inside out.
Three-season rooms, patios, pools and outdoor kitchens are an extension of the home. More and more, the outdoors and backyard is the perfect place to entertain and relax, and this trend will continue to grow in 2015. Fire pits and fireplaces in these areas also make for wonderful outdoor living rooms to cozy up and get comfortable in.
Functional homes are the most desirable.
Days of large empty foyers and unused space will be seen less. Custom homes are being designed around the families’ needs. If the kitchen is the hub of the home, then create that area into a full gathering space that is open to an eating space (no more formal dining room) and family room.
Technology and other fun gadgets.
Homes are equipped to be smart and controlled from one place. Devices within the home can communicate with one another, and life is actually simplified with technology.
The buzzword is not “organization” but actually “specialized storage,” which allows custom homeowners to have a place for everything, no matter what their needs are.
If you are ready to create your custom home in 2015 and love the trends happening now, contact Colby Construction today and begin to make that dream your reality.