Custom home design is a perfect solution for building a home that can fit the unique needs of your family. Not only are these homes ideal for their customized features, but they are also preferred for their hand-picked locations and interactive processes. As more custom homes are built each year, a series of trends seems to be emerging within this category of features and amenities that homebuyers and builders favor in their designs. Below are four main trends in custom home building that we can expect to see more of in 2018 according to the National Association of Home Builders.
The customized features of these homes now exceed the basic design of the home and are now extended to the technology inside. In the past five years, we have now seen the emergence of ‘smart homes’ which are utilizing technology to customize the home according to the preferences and needs of its residents. Some examples of these ‘smart’ features include smart thermostats, automated lights and blinds, as well as other appliances in the home that can now be controlled from a smartphone.
Accommodations for Multiple Generations
One particular trend of custom home buyers is the growing need for accommodations that suit multiple generations of a family within a single home. The need for these accommodations has shaped a trend in custom home design by calling attention to the specific needs of each generation in the household, such as master suites on the first floor or apartment spaces in a home for independent cohabiting.
Universal Design Preferences
Along with the growing need to accommodate multiple generations, universal design preferences are in the spotlight for custom home design. Universal design for custom homes typically includes more accessible features such as lower countertops and wider doors for older residents to remain in the house longer than the average home without these accommodations.
The rise of green building has become increasingly popular as eco-friendly features have now become a priority for many homebuyers. Alternative energy sources such as solar panels are growing in popularity alongside requests for recycled materials and energy efficient appliances within the home.
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