Are you in the midst of constructing a new house and unsure of what to include in your custom home design? We’ve got the ideal guide for you! We’ve developed a list of the most popular features our clients have requested for their custom homes based on the data we’ve gathered over the last year.
Therefore, utilize our Top 9 Home Building Trends for 2022 as a guide to choose what features you should consider adding to your home.
Family Room on Two Levels
By including a two-story family room in your home build, you can add a touch of elegance and the illusion of a larger area to your home, which will undoubtedly get many comments from your guests. When paired with an open concept floor plan, the two-story family room creates an illusion of space even on a small floor plan.
Due to the number of windows that may be added to two-story family rooms, they also provide an abundance of natural light. You can either use big picture windows that span the entire first and second floors, or you can simply use large windows on the first and second floors. On most days, with all of that natural light, you won’t even need to turn on a light.
Laundry Room on the Second Floor
When all of your bedrooms are located upstairs, bringing dirty clothes, towels, bed linens, and other washables downstairs to be washed and dried may be a major burden. Following that, you must carry everything back upstairs to store it. By building a second floor laundry room, you can streamline laundry day and eliminate the need to haul heavy baskets of wash up and down the stairs.
Additionally, having a second floor laundry eliminates the need for hampers, as your dirty laundry can be placed directly into the laundry room after you change. Another advantage is that you’ll gain additional living space on the lower levels of your home that was previously occupied by your laundry room. That additional square footage can be used to build a half bath or to expand the size of your kitchen or living area.
Shower on the First Floor
While a first-floor master suite may not always be the best option, a first-floor shower most certainly is and has become a popular feature in many custom houses built in the last year. Showers on the first floor are an excellent method to quickly make your guests feel more at ease in your home while they are visiting.
Additionally, it allows for greater flexibility in your household regarding when family members must prepare.
Accent Walls in Vibrant Colors
More homeowners are preferring to incorporate dramatic accent walls into specific rooms of their custom home builds to add personality, color, and character. From bold color choices to whimsical wallpaper, elaborate millwork, and timeless brick wall accents, there are numerous ways to enhance the look of your home’s spaces.
Feature walls and accent walls allow you to experiment with color without overwhelming the space; they may also give visual appeal to a room that may feel too large and provide a focal point for the space.
Ceilings with Statements
Another excellent method to enrich your new home’s rooms with character is to incorporate a spectacular ceiling. One of the most popular approaches is to include wood beams into your living room’s ceiling. Homeowners are choosing salvaged timber for a rustic look or manufactured wood beams for a more modern appearance.
Additionally, some homeowners have added flair to their ceilings by using millwork, a distinctive paint color, and even wallpaper.
Vinyl Plank Flooring
Vinyl flooring is a fairly popular choice among new construction homeowners. Vinyl flooring are more durable than their wood counterparts, especially if you have a growing family with small children or family pets. Additionally, vinyl floors are more waterproof, easier to clean, and more affordable than hardwood floors.
Luxury vinyl floorboards are now available in a range of colors and finishes; several are designed to resemble hardwood floorboards and, when combined with the extra texture on the finish, can easily trick the eye into believing they are genuine hardwood flooring.
Office Space in the Home
The year 2020 brought about numerous changes to our lives and houses; it also altered our outlook on employment, since many individuals were obliged to work from home. Everyone quickly recognized that working from home might easily become a permanent situation. This is why, over the last year, home office spaces have become a very common request from custom home buyers.
These office areas are frequently added to the first floor, with some homeowners asking built-in custom wall units and workstation layouts to completely tailor the space to their unique needs.
Two-tone kitchens have become a popular feature in new custom house construction over the last couple of years, and the trend is continuing. The kitchen is the space in your home that will be used the most, so why not give it a bit extra style?
The simplest two-tone kitchen design is one in which the island cabinet color contrasts with the other cabinets. In certain instances, the homeowner can experiment with color, painting half of the cabinets a bold shade and the other half a matching shade.
Additionally, you can combine painted cabinets with finished wood cabinets to create a totally unique kitchen environment.
Backyard Recreation Area
Many homeowners are also on the lookout for homes with adequate space for a backyard they can truly call their own. Some custom homeowners budget for a secondary living area in their backyard by installing a patio, built-in grill, and a custom fire pit, among other features that fully personalize their outdoor space.
With Stone Creek Building, You May Create The Custom Home Of Your Dream
Are you prepared to design and construct your bespoke dream home? With a reputable and skilled builder like Stone Creek Building on your side, you can rest confident that every step of the process will be as seamless and stress-free as possible due to their decades of experience in the industry.
Contact Stone Creek Building professionals at 503.496.7612 or using the contact form to get started on your home building journey today.