Top 10 Design Trends in New Homes

  • By Jeremy Thompson
  • 03 Dec, 2013
Search the home design websites and scan the most recent issues of home design magazines. You’ll notice similar trends keep cropping up. We’re seeing those same trends emerge when we work with homeowners in building their new home. Here are our top 10 design trends in new homes: Open Floor Plans: this trend has been […] The post Top 10 Design Trends in New Homes appeared first on J. Thompson Builders.
  1. Open Floor Plans:this trend has been gaining steam for some time. Families desire open, inviting living spaces where everyone can interact.
  2. Hardwood Floors:The choices in hardwood flooring continue to grow, with a variety of colors and grain patterns available. Wood is a great investment, lasting as long as a century. For more about hardwood flooring choices, read Styles, Types, Finishes: Finding the Hardwood Floor That’s Right For You.
  3. Universal Design:The evolution of home design includes a shift towards building homes suited to all types of people, as well as a home that will accommodate homeowners as they age. Universal design takes into account people of all ages and abilities. For more about universal design, read Accessibility/Universal Design for Homes .
  4. Spa Bathrooms:As the economy turned, more homeowners looked at ways to enjoy luxuries at home. This potentially spurred the trend of spa bathrooms. Instead of just focusing on function, spa bathrooms feel like a retreat, incorporating features like multiple showerheads and heated flooring.
  5. Smart Homes:As homeowners’ lives get busier, they desire the highly advanced automatic systems that a smart home offers. You can monitor and control lighting, temperature, media, security, and other daily living functions with speech, gestures or through smart phones, computers or other devices. For more about smart homes, read Smart Home Ideas and Smart Home Regrets .
  6. Healthy Homes:Homeowners are opting to use more eco-friendly products and fewer chemicals in building or remodeling.
  7. Energy Efficiency:There is more concern over choosing energy efficient options when building or remodeling. Homeowners are choosing Energy Star-rated windows, low-water toilets and sinks, solar panels and energy efficient HVAC systems. For more about energy efficient options for homes, read Solar Water Heaters and What is a Net-Zero Home?
  8. Outdoor Living:This appears to be another trend influenced by economic factors. The concept of “staycations

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