The technology and design sophistication of home building trends evolve nearly as quickly as your current smart phone becomes antiquated. From comfort options to energy savings, technological convenience and environmental consciousness, 2019 is your year to make your home building dreams come true. Choose a custom home builder that can offer the latest custom home trends and cutting-edge bells and whistles.
Indoor and outdoor fireplaces will be hot for the coming year. While fireplaces have been found in homes for centuries, the “look” is making a come back for more than just functionality.
As a focal point of the room or an added entertainment element for the patio, fireplaces trimmed with brick or stone in tones that stand out but complement the other décor, will be seen in home building designs across the board this year.
Don’t be misled just by the look, the latest fireplaces can really bring the heat. Make sure your design includes a fireplace with enough BTU’s for the size of the space.
Heated floors are also a comfort must-have when designing your custom-built home. Heated floors in bathrooms have been around for a few years but the trend is spreading to other areas of the home as well. Warm entryway floors, kitchen floors and bedroom floors will be found in designs and welcomed by the cold Midwestern home builders.
Houses being designed and built in 2019 may seem very “Jettsons-esqe”. It’s simple to tech-out any home with smart bulbs and switches, but when starting from ground up the options are endless.
Technology is seeing the biggest evolution this year as it relates to home security. Wireless cameras, keyless home entry, heat sensing technology, appliance alerts and more will monitor your home all while keeping constant contact with your devices while you are on the go.
Ask your custom home builder what security related technology can be included in your design and make sure it’s based on the latest platforms for future adaptability.
Specific environmental movements seem to come and go but being green in general is always in style.
Solar power is nothing new, but the clunky eyesore solar panels of the past are being replaced by new frameless panels with minimalized mounting fixtures. The newest solar panels look like roof shingles to blend into your home design even more. And like the other 2019 trends, the solar panels of today are tech-savvy. Contractors are monitoring remotely for effectiveness and troubleshooting problems right from their mobile devices.
Reclaimed wood is another trend that not only looks good but serves a purpose. The chunky wood from deconstructed barns and boxcars creates a cool aesthetic element to new homes while also being very environmentally friendly. Repurposing old wood reduces the need for new lumber and forestry destruction.
The best custom home design builders of 2019 will be thinking well ahead of the coming 12 month period and design a home on a technological foundation that can fluidly adapt in the years to come.
While all new technology eventually becomes obsolete, the better your home design and construction can plan ahead, the longer your infrastructure will remain current and relevant with the technology, comfort and environmental trends.
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