But, if you’re looking to build a new home this year or in the years to come, it definitely helps to take a look at what the biggest trends are. That’s why we’re going to be taking a look at the biggest trends in home construction or 2019.
Now, you may not want to adopt each one of these trends. Just like in fashion, some things aren’t for everyone. However, even if a certain trend isn’t precisely what you’re after, it can provide inspiration for something that will work for you. So, with all of that in mind, let’s take a look at the biggest trends in home construction for 2019!
1. The Open Concept
We may have moved into another year, but you can bet your bottom dollar that the open-concept floorplan is still here to stay.
2. Walk-In Showers
Speaking of “open concepts”, people are definitely preferring walk-in showers to things like combination shower and tubs.
3. Energy Efficient Windows
Energy efficiency is a bigger thing these days, which is why every homeowners is scrambling for the most energy efficient windows.
4. Copper Gutters
On the exterior, people are looking to keep things classy, which is why you’re seeing things like copper gutters with more regularity.
On the inside of homes, there’s nothing that adds that touch of luxuriousness quite like wainscoting does.
6. Built-In Home Offices
People are cyber-commuting more and more, which is why gorgeous built-in home offices are definitely in-vogue.
7. Paving Stone Walkways
You want to make a statement when people are walking up to your home; paving stone walkways can do just that!
8. Outdoor Kitchens
Forget about outdoor grill areas! It’s time to embrace the idea of having a fully-functional outdoor kitchen.
9. Outdoor Bars
Likewise, if you’re a person that prefers to entertain outdoors, then there’s no reason not to build that outdoor bar.
10. Fire Pits
And, after you’re good and full and have had a few cocktails, who doesn’t want to retire next to a fire pit?
11. The Connected Home
The smart home is finally here, so many are outfitting their homes from the ground up with all manner of technologically advanced features.
12. Sunken Living Rooms
All things once cool but now not will become cool again. Just ask the people who are installing sunken living rooms in their new homes.
13. Picture Windows
Natural light is key in any home, which is why large picture windows are definitely the preference these days.
14. Incredible Mudrooms
For families, having a mudroom that really serves as a connection point for the whole family can really be a wonder.
With parents moving back in with their children more often these days, many homeowners are choosing to install elevators.
16. Barn Doors
Particularly in master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, you’re likely to see the barn door in a big way.
17. Electric Car Charging Stations
Electric cars aren’t going anywhere and could in fact become much more common in the coming years; maybe get ahead of the trend?
18. Iron and Glass Doors
Rather than having the solid on-color front door, some homeowners are going for iron and glass doors.
19. Dutch Doors
In addition, we’re also seeing a big uptick in the number of people who are having Dutch doors installed as their front doors.
20. Contemporary Backyards
Finally, people really want their outdoor living spaces to feel like living spaces. This is why we’re seeing more backyards that feature contemporary elements and landscaping.