Custom home builds and remodels are on the rise – it seems like every time you turn on the TV, you’re introduced to some new show featuring two trendy coeds showing you what’s in and what’s out. Well lucky for you, we’ll save you the scripted dialogue and cheesy one-liners, and get down to the actual info you’re looking for. Be on the lookout for these upcoming custom home trends.
Step away from the cherry stains, and emerge yourself in a world of white-wash. Engineered woods with a lighter, more natural finish are making a comeback. You might also consider using a porcelain “wood-look” tile for easier upkeep.
Think, “I need to go to a room to get away from a television.” It’s sad but true, TVs occupy almost every single room in homes these days, even outdoor spaces. Sometimes it’s nice to have a room to escape to where you can sit and read, knit, think, etc. in silence. These rooms are basically old style parlors or libraries, but can really make an impact on the occupants’ well being.
Three Words: Outdoor Pizza Oven
Homeowners are starting to realize that the backyard has long since been under-utilized square footage. Obtaining value and equity out of every single part of the home is a necessity these days. The possibilities are endless in creating your very own outdoor oasis, including fire pits, outdoor kitchens (did we mention pizza ovens?), swimming pools, etc. But beware; customizations like these will come at a price, so budget accordingly.
Going green isn’t going away, and new homes are continuing to be created with the environment in mind. For example, using materials such as reclaimed wood is becoming very popular, as well as making ecological choices when it comes to windows and heating/cooling systems.
Stainless Steel in a New Way
Stainless steel in the kitchen is definitely still a thing, but it’s being upgraded to include color options outside of the traditional shiny silver finish. Anywhere from copper to black finishes, they’re popping up more and more in custom home kitchens.
Rustic Wood Wall Features
The “accent wall” has been popular for years, and probably will continue to be on trend for many more to come, but a can of paint can only do so much. Custom home designers are adding flare to accent walls using floor-to-ceiling wood paneling, textured wallpaper, and even exotic tiles to add give a unique look.
Like any of the ideas you read? Contact a representative at MH Akers today to see about adding any of these options to your new custom home!