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Happy New Year! As 2020 taught us, creating the perfect living environment for our families is more important than ever. And if you’re thinking about building a custom home in 2021, it’s important to keep an eye on the latest trends while still in the research and planning stages. Looking at current and future trends can give you much needed inspiration for your upcoming project.
Here are some of the latest design trends in custom homes—talk to your builder about how to incorporate these must-have features into your next home!
Getting the most out of your home’s square footage will continue to remain trendy in 2021. Say goodbye to room compartmentalization with thick walls and doors. The open floor plan concept consists of large rooms that function as a shared space, typically combining the living, dining, and kitchen areas—intended to make a home’s interior appear larger while also promoting socialization among family members. You’ll be hard-pressed to find walls, hallways, or even many doors in an open floorplan—instead, residents enjoy an inviting, expansive feeling of connectedness.
2020 found most of us cooped up at home, but hopefully soon it’ll be time to gather and make merry with our loved ones again. Kitchens with bar stools and ample counter space, luxury pool areas, and game rooms are all ways to create a welcoming environment.
Whether you love to throw elegant cocktail parties, host intimate gourmet dinners, or hold large soirees with many people, there are ways to build your modern homes into a space that is perfect for your entertainment style.
From security, to lighting, to entertainment, homeownership has never looked smarter. That’s because the intelligent home technology industry is booming with amazing advancements.
In the last few years, home automation products have become increasingly sophisticated. From a single tablet, smartphone, or simply by voice command, Google Nest and Alexa now perform many household tasks. And, in 2021, we will see the applications and technology continue to evolve.
Last year, we consumed more and more movies and television from home—making it even more important to prioritize your viewing experience. Work with your homebuilder to design the ultimate luxury and source of entertainment: a private indoor theater.
When your modern home offers the same technology and comfort as a theater, you can avoid the lines, enjoy a drink of your choice, and always have the best seat in the house. Plus, the room can be isolated from outside noise with special acoustical treatments that keep sound in—so you can play your favorite film without disrupting the peace in other rooms.
Instead of the “man cave,” the new building trend in 2021 is the creation of a wine room. Whether you have 250 bottles or more than 3,000, you can work with your builder to create an efficient space or a grand showroom. And no matter the size, make sure your builder is experienced with wine cellars—since your wine room must control humidity and temperature.
Whether you’re living with extended family or are just looking for a home where you can age comfortably in place, multigenerational appeal will continue to be important in modern home design in 2021. From single-story homes, to no-step entryways, to wider doors and hallways, homes are increasingly being built to maintain quality of life at any age.
Modern, energy-efficient fireplaces are an elegant blend of function and beauty—often omitting mantels to create a minimalist aesthetic. Curbless showers in the bathroom uses flooring that runs through the entire shower, without a dividing threshold—creating clean lines for a stylish, sleek, and continuous look. Floating staircases incorporate horizontal treads, without the vertical risers, creating the impression that each step is “floating” and adding visual intrigue to your custom home.
We love what we do, and can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store for custom home building. To learn how Clarum can help you build the high performance modern home of your dreams this year, give us a call at (650) 322-7069