The age of a home can usually be pretty well ascertained just by its floor plan. Different consumer desires have been reflected in homes ever since homes have been built.
Examples include open floor plans that have replaced lots of individual rooms for various functions.
But here are the latest trends in consumer desires that are already changing home design. None of these things are so 1990s, or even early 2000s.
- Efficiency, in size and function are a big deal. Size purely for drama is out.
- More private outdoor spaces that are integrated into the living space are in demand. Back yards that are wide open to public view are out.
- The outdoor spaces are more integrated into the home space, through transitions that extend light and the connection between the outdoors.
- Covered outdoor spaces are in, providing more living space and some protection from the weather or elements.
- “Super Kitchens” that embrace being the hub of a home with seating and gathering spaces as well as work spaces for food prep and storage for appliances and Costco shopping trips.
- Spa like master suites. Granite and a couple of sinks are not enough! The experience, from lighting, design, bathtubs and showers, should be spa like in its function and detailing.
- Garages that have room not just for cars, but for hobbies and storage. Bigger garages are in.
Read about 14 of the latest trends in home design!