The best part of custom home building is, of course, the fact you get to make the space all your own. However, that freedom can be a bit overwhelming. If you’re in need of a little direction, here’s what we consider to be the top design trends for this year.
When you live in Florida, being outside as often as possible is a must. For this reason, many Florida families who are building their custom homes are opting to add outdoor kitchens. More time can be spent grilling by the pool and enjoying a delicious dinner outside as the sun sets. Additionally, with weather-resistant cabinetry and appliances readily available, by adding an outdoor kitchen you’re creating more than just a place to grill. It’s a place to socialize and fully take in Southwest Florida’s glorious weather that everyone loves.
Contemporary bathroom designs
Contemporary bathroom designs are on the rise for custom homes. According to this article by Forbes.com, no-threshold showers with tub-free bathrooms are extremely popular. For those who do opt to have a tub, the freestanding “island” tubs are the most popular.
Smart home technology
Smart home technology is extremely popular in today’s custom home designs. In today’s day and age where so many of our products are voice and touch activated, we want our homes to be the same. Today’s homeowners want everything to be as accessible and technologically advanced as possible. People love when they can change the temperature of their home from their phones, check to see if a package has arrived and arm the security monitoring system. In fact, smart toilets even doubled in popularity and are becoming increasingly affordable!
Today, 91% of homebuyers say that a luxury laundry room is an absolute must, and therefore many are putting considerable energy and thought into the planning of theirs in their new custom home! In addition, Energy Star and energy/water efficient appliances are extremely popular in the new homes we’ve constructed.
Industrial style homes
According to Zillow’s Home Trend Forecast, it’s official – farmhouse is out and industrial style is in. Modern glass, metal and raw materials will replace the reclaimed wood look that often accompanies the farmhouse aesthetic. Zillow recommends that in order to keep the overall look of metals and concrete from feeling too harsh, opt for “warm modernism”. You can add warmth to your home by decorating or accenting your space with elements like natural wall coverings and handmade, earthy accent details.
Additionally, bold and bright color schemes are on their way out. Many homeowners today are finishing their homes in deep blues and grays that add to their industrial vibe. These colors suit Florida homes well as they contrast the bright colors often associated with our tropical climate.
If you’re looking for a custom home builder that can implement these trends into your new home, turn to Divco Custom Homes. Divco is a luxury custom home builder that has over 35 years of experience and has completed over 1,200 of Southwest Florida’s most notable luxury homes. In addition to custom home builder, Divco Custom Homes also has a design studio which features the latest, greatest and upcoming trends for 2020. For more information on their experience and process, visit the Divco Custom Homes website at divcohomes.com.