Nine New Home Design Trends for 2014
Builder Online shares the trends that have become popular over the last year.
Whether you are purchasing and designing a new home or just looking to renovate your current home, take a look at these 2014 trends to see if you can incorporate them into your plans or if you already have!
1.) Scale and Function - In order to preserve energy many household have chosen to go smaller. Instead of going smaller consider the scale and function of specific aspects of your home. This will help conserve energy without reducing in size.
2.) “Private” Space - Many families are choosing to create a private outdoor space in their backyard and are branching away from the traditional “public” backyard. You can use a fence to do this or a natural barrier like trees. ActiveYards has privacy fencing solutions to help you keep your backyard getaway exclusively for you and your family. http://activeyards.com/solutions/privacy.
3.) Indoor/Outdoor connectivity - Bring the outdoors inside to make your home feel like it extends beyond the walls. You can do this by creating more opportunities for natural light and plant life inside.
4.) Covered Outdoor rooms - Create a retreat in your home by extending the indoors to the outside. You can do this by creating a covered outdoor room for your family to enjoy.
5.) Personal touches - It is important to make your home personal. Make sure that it reflects your family’s personal style by having feature elements in the décor. This can range from specific plant life in your yard to the type of soap you find in the bathrooms.
6.) More Garage Space - Your garage isn’t just for your car. Your garage can also be used for ongoing projects or storage for ideas that your family might have. Creating more room for these projects and ideas will reduce the clutter inside your home.
7.) Smarter Storage - Whether its storage in the kitchen, garage or closets make sure it is well designed. This will make sure that you are storing your products efficiently, and you might even find that you are saving space and creating more room.
8.) Entry/Exits - The entry and exit of your home is the first and last thing your guest will see so make sure it makes a grand statement that they will remember long after their visit.
9.) Dual-use Homes: Due to the economy families are staying together longer, and it is becoming a part of our culture. Because of this home design is becoming multi-functional for the different stages of your family’s life.
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Lehnert, Nick. "14 New Home Design Trends For 2014." Builder Online. Web.