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Good custom home design is a perfect mix of needs, trends, and priorities. When you build a new home, you decide how you want to live, what you want to live with, and the price you’re willing to pay. Whether you’re into following closely or running away from, the hottest trends in home design, a custom homebuilder like Clarum Homes can bring your dream to life. One of the core benefits of building a new, modern home, is the high level of customization.
We dived into what’s heating up in home design trends for 2018 and made some pleasant discoveries. Mainly, custom modern homes have already been leading the market in these favorite homeowner and professional designer preferences:
Incorporating any of the above is possible in any style of home – from traditional to ultra-minimalist modern. When you’re building your own home, taking things personally is the whole point. So how do you want your home to express your lifestyle? Are you trendy, traditional, or somewhere in-between? Where customization gets personal is in the details.
Trend: The modern farmhouse style is still holding steady in the trend reports.
Totally you: Go utterly minimalist, or wholly eclectic in your design. Today’s blend of old and new allows homeowners to artfully mix the styles they like best. Overall, there’s an upswing in visually exciting and tactile design elements. A surge of new tiles, flooring and wallpaper choices can give you as much texture and pattern as you desire. Plus, many of these new products feature sustainability as a selling point. Bottom line – you do you.
Traditional: A neutral palette.
Trend: Adding pops of color that complement a neutral palette like blues and golds, including a move back to natural and warm wood tones. In the kitchen, natural wood is replacing white and painted cabinets.
Totally you: Go bold with a deep color palette on walls and large fixtures. Even kitchen appliances are showing up with fresh colorways. Jewel tones, mixed metals, and pattern can read as eclectic, edgy or boho depending on your arrangement.
Traditional: In a word, white. It’s true, no matter the home’s style, white kitchens have been a thing for so long, they might as well be called traditional.
Trend: It’s called a “messy kitchen” and what it does is provide a kitchen workspace separate from your open floor plan kitchen. This way, whatever kitchen style you choose (open shelving is so hot right now), it will look great when guests come calling.
Totally you: Embrace your inner-steam punk with industrial and mixed vintage-style fixtures. Bordering on industrial, a move toward concrete and copper in sinks, counters and other fixtures can bring a bit more drama to your kitchen.
Traditional: Let’s face it. No one wants a “traditional” bathroom anymore.
Trend: Ahead of the curve, the Zen-like spa bathroom trending right now is a common theme in modern home design. Take this trend up a notch with steam showers and saunas.
Totally you: Maybe your idea of a Zen bathroom is more “wabi-sabi.” Good news! The most fashion-forward bathrooms are mixing rustic and vintage with geometric tile, claw-footed tubs, and printed wallpaper.
Smart home tech is an ever-evolving and advancing field. Suffice it to say, when you build a custom home, you’re able to install a technology framework capable of supporting whatever level of Jetsons-like convenience you want to embrace. Your lifestyle considerations primarily dictate security and entertainment system preferences. But, environmental controls, smart lighting, and certain connectivity advances can be better for the environment, your safety and your ability to age-in-place.
It’s your home, how do you want to live in it? When you build a custom home, there’s no limit to how specific you can make that home serve your lifestyle needs. Maybe, you need one of these trending rooms:
Or, just maybe, you need a combination of fantastic, personalized spaces like this dream home. No matter what your style, partner with Clarum to build the custom home that’s right for you and your family without sacrificing durability and performance.
Want to learn more about how Clarum can help you build the custom home of your dreams? Give us a call at 650.322.7069