Three Home Design Trends to Incorporate into Your New Home Build

It can seem virtually impossible to keep up with home design trends. While never-ending Pinterest board probably isn’t helping you decide on which home features you absolutely want to have in your new home construction (even if it is so much fun to pin all those gorgeous interiors), it is important to keep an eye on design and home construction trends when you’re about to start building a house.

The whole point of building a custom home is to have it be exactly what you want and need in a dwelling, and finding the right elements that make that space work for you is essential. As new homeowners modernize home designs to reflect their needs, builders incorporate the most innovative and appealing elements of those designs into their plans. Over time, those designs evolve from trendy to standard. From open plan kitchen and living room spaces to master bathrooms built for relaxation, there are some trends that we couldn’t imagine homes without today.

For the modern home builder looking out for the soon-to-be-standard for a new home construction, these home design trends are taking center stage.

Outdoor Entertaining

If you are building a house in the Southwest and plan to do any entertaining, you know that outdoor spaces are an important feature in a home design. While pools are still very much a standard outdoor feature, particularly in the Tucson area where a swim is the best way to beat the heat, making the backyard a central figure in home entertaining is what’s most important.

Outdoor spaces are becoming more multifunctional. Modern home designs may include outdoor cooking stations, stone fire pits, custom lighting, and enough room to stretch out or play lawn games like bocce ball in addition to pool and patio seating spaces.

Goodbye, Media Room

When you build a house from the ground up, you want every room to be functional.

Everyone loved the idea of adding a media room to their home just a few years ago, but as technology evolved to provide us with entertainment on the go via phones and tablets, TV rooms with theater seating are no longer a must-have room in modern home design plans.

Since making family spaces is still important, adding a multi-use space that can grow with the family is trending. Yes, you can still mount a TV to the wall for game days and video game marathons, but add additional elements to the room that make it more functional like adult/children gaming tables, an arts and crafts area, and a home library.

Home or Pocket Office

A growing number of businesses are looking to save some money on overhead and improve employee satisfaction with telecommuting options. The rise of the work-from-home jobs has led to a renewed interest in making home offices a must for any new home.

If you are a business owner, freelancer, or even if you just telecommute two days a week, you want to have a designated home office where you can focus on your tasks without distraction. For some, a full-sized home office is a necessity while others can benefit from adding a pocket office just off the kitchen or bedroom.

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