If you’re getting ready to start looking for a newly constructed home for your family you might be interested in knowing some of the leading design trends in new home construction today. Not that you want your home to look like everyone else’s, but there’s usually a good reason for a mainstream trend to take hold – especially in new construction.
Trends reflect the culmination of feedback and requests of other home buyers. What are priorities in homes today, weren’t the priorities of a decade ago. Where we live is not just a place to sleep and relax. We’re a society that is now working more from home than we ever have before.
The New Office…At Home
We can thank the progress made in computer technologies for our ability to do so much of our work at home. Consultants, administrators, writers, customer service representatives, technicians and many other types of workers can now work from home as independents or as full-time, “telecommuting” employees for companies all because computers and mobile devices make it feasible.
As a result, consumers expect their homes to have nooks and spaces suitable for mounting computer screens and desks. Home spaces that can easily accommodate or feature a home office and high speed internet connections and associated equipment is a continuing trend in new home construction.
Homes as Places Where We Celebrate Each Other
Not only is how we work shaping our preferences in home design, but the way we spend time together is changing too. The desire to work from home is not only fueled by technology tools–it is fueled by a desire to spend more time with our families.
The hectic work pace of the nineties has given way to a new century of home based tranquility. In 2014, we seem to have found a renewed appreciation for the time we spend with the people in our lives who mean the most to us. Where we are spending that time is increasingly at home. With home entertainment centers and state of the art kitchens we can create the most comfortable environments for those we love right at home. Best of all the cost for what was once a luxury for a few is fast become the norm for the many.
Home entertainment centers have come down significantly in price so that now a great percentage of families of large screen TV’s that need wall space in homes. The family room in your new home will often be designed to accommodate the newest gadgets in home entertainment.
This new focus on “hearth and home” has given way to home designs that also make the kitchen the center of everything. In fact in many new homes the kitchen is the focal point for gathering. Often times kitchens open up into great rooms to allow back and forth flow between cooking, conversation, eating and entertainment.
Your Personal Preferences
Think about your personal preferences and how you live. Will an aging parent need a room in your home at some point in the future? Do you plan to travel a lot and therefore require a smaller property with lower maintenance requirements?
Buying a new home gives you many options to create a living space that suits your lifestyle so ensure you take the time to think about your lifestyle needs before you house hunt this season.
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