Designing your own custom home is the perfect opportunity for you to create a space that meets all your needs, looks exactly the way you want, and grants all your style and storage wishes. When designing your own home, you get to choose every detail from the floor plan to the budget. It’s your opportunity to express yourself in every aspect of your home; you can choose a traditional style or minimalistic modern or mix a bit of each. No matter the choice, Whitmore Custom Homes is there to help insure your home is the one you choose.
2019 has brought some great trends forward for home owners and designers to focus on:
- Open Floor Plans
- Master Suite Retreats
- Inviting Outdoor Space
- Technology Friendly Home
- Multi-generational Functionality
Taking each of these design aspects into consideration will help you to design the perfect home for you and your family. Be sure to consider how each will help you express your own style. How do they make your life easier or better lived? Will the design be something you will like well into the future?
Open Floor Plan
Open floor plans have been on trend for several years and there is a reason why; having an easy flowing living space that allows communication and life to flow through is something everyone enjoys. An open plan can be anything from kitchens connecting seamlessly into living spaces to high vaulted ceilings. An open plan makes family life with kids a breeze and makes entertaining a blast. This trend is gorgeous and functional.
Master Suite Retreat
Who doesn’t want a beautiful place to unwind at the end of the day? Having a spa like oasis to retreat to at the end of the day is a huge trend. A master suite that is made to your specifications and has any luxuries you may want can really add to a home’s value, not just cost wise but emotionally. A luxurious master suite can bring not just the ultimate personal touch but provide a place to clear your head and relax. Just imagine your dream bathroom with a rain shower and jetted soaking tub, all connected to a homey bedroom with a designer closet and perfectly cozy bed.
Inviting Outdoor Space
Regardless of if you live at a destination like a lake or in the forest, any outdoor space can be made into a serene destination. Having a smooth indoor to outdoor transition is an integral part of any custom home design. An inviting outdoor living space can add to any custom home, adding additional square footage to the living space and giving you a place to entertain guests. You can add a functional backyard playground for children with seating for adult family or a comfortable outdoor kitchen and fireplace to gather around and host barbecues.
Technology Friendly Homes
Smart home technology is constantly advancing in every aspect of the home. Taking advantage of different technology advances can not only customize your home in the most personal ways, but also make your life simpler. Simple advancements like garage door openers and safety lighting can make everyday tasks a breeze, where more modern advancements like smart televisions, touch screen refrigerators, wireless home security, and smart lighting can really make your home unique. Each technology can add its own touch of style and help to make your life easier.
A custom built home is often your forever home, or at least a place you plan to stay for an extended period of time. Making sure your home is built in way that will accommodate all stages of your life is not only smart, but also cost effective. Simple touches like wider hallways, wide doors, and an open floor plan can help prepare for possible elderly guests or years when wheel-chairs or canes may be needed. Family planning should also be considered; if you plan to continue growing your family, you need to take that into consideration when planning the number and size of bedrooms and bathrooms. Planning not just the style but the functionality of your home for the present and future is not just a trend but a necessity.
The products and tools you use to build your home can say just as much about the home as the style itself. Keeping things green and environmentally friendly is not only one of the largest trends of the year, but it can also save you big in the long run. Using sustainable heating and cooling can save you money and lower your carbon footprint. Keeping appliances energy efficient will help you save on energy costs and can even give you a tax credit in some situations. Going green and sustainable is a simple choice that has a positive impact not just on you but on our environment.
Regardless of your vision for your home or what trends you choose to include; Whitmore Custom Homes is there to help you every step of the way!