The whole idea behind custom homes is to create a space that is completely unique. However, there are a number of trends that you may want to take into consideration when you sit down with your builder. Many make day-to-day life more convenient and luxurious. Also behind some of these trends are the economy, environment, and demographics, as well as a desire for greater healthfulness and a yearning for a sense of community.
Building Trends for Custom Homes
Custom homes being built today have cleaner lines and modern, open concepts on the inside. That means there are fewer hallways and wasted rooms. Additionally, open floor plans also allow for more useable space. More and more homeowners are seeing the value in 100 percent of their spaces being completely usable. Going along with this is the disappearance of the formal living and dining rooms. While this space is still a part of the floor plans of custom homes, they are used for different things. For example, when it comes to the living room, many people choose to make it multi-functional. The room could be used as both a library and a bar area or it could open to the patio and be more of a party room. When it comes to the dining room, it has also become more open and casual. It is often used as the serving space for casual parties or bookcases are added and it could become a library. In addition, if you like to entertain, you have the option of including a built-in bar in your kitchen.
Also, keep in mind that the non–self-employed population has grown by 103 percent since 2005 and that number will continue to grow at between 10 percent and 20 percent a year. Therefore, more and more people are in need of a work-from-home space. Since almost any area of a house can become a workplace, the most functional ones incorporate built-ins and furnishings that serve a dual purpose. It also seems as if custom homes are being designed in a way so that layouts can easily change on a homeowner’s whim.
Technology and Custom Homes
Another thing that is being incorporated into custom homes is that of smart home features. It is no longer science fiction to be able to ask your home to turn on the lights for you or start brewing your coffee while also giving you a weather and news report. Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home are two of the most common and they are gaining both traction in the market and abilities as to what they can do for those that invest in them. In order to plan for the future, many custom homes are being equipped with the technology even before it becomes usable.
If you are looking to have a custom home built in the El Paso area, contact Winton Homes. They have been supplying high-quality real estate to the area for almost 30 years.