New Home Design Trends

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Home Stager with Redesign Etc. Home Staging Incorporated in TX

New Home Design Trends

 

Architects today are designing homes for the future that use technology and materials that didn't exist 50 years ago. Along with these new technologies, they are looking at ancient buildings to understand what kind of construction techniques and building materials made them survive for centuries. Lifestyles have also changed over the past 50 years, and the floor plans of houses for the future have changed to accommodate this. Here are some of the most important trends for the future in home design

1. Environmentally Friendly
Architects and engineers are sensitive to the fact that sustainability and low carbon impact are extremely important in all fields for the future. The biodegradable materials used in the past served the people and earth well and can be used today for economical, comfortable and attractive homes. 

2. Prefabricated Homes
Prefabricated building materials have transformed into modular building materials with designs from sleek contemporary to organic rustic. They are not only stylish, they are economical because they are factory made, and they shorten the construction time. 

3. Reuse
Reusing is an important part of being environmentally friendly, and there is a lot in the construction business that can be reused. Building materials as well as historic architecture and beautiful parts of older buildings can be reused. Rather that start from zero, abandoned buildings can be the basis for something new. 

4. Healthy Indoor Air
Designers have long been aware that chemicals, paints and glues used in construction and furniture give off toxic fumes. The homes of the future are avoiding these laminates, plastics and toxic glues. 

5. Home that Withstand Severe Weather
Shoddy homes that fall apart in strong storms are not the way forward. Home designs that can withstand the elements are being developed with better insulation and concrete. 

6. Floor Plans for any Occasion
Sliding doors, movable partitions, pocket doors and other flexible construction are one way of creating floor plans that can change with the lifestyle. Several small rooms or one large family room become possible. An extra room for an office or storage can also be created. 

7. Convenient Home Designs
Homes are being designed that make life easy for everyone. Cabinets and living spaces are easily accessible for all ages and abilities. Care is taken that these floor plans look welcoming and not institutional. 

8. Outdoor Floor Plans
Patios and decks will become sophisticated as usable space with kitchens and living space to enlarge the living area. 

9. Storage Space
Walk-in closets, dressing rooms, built-in cabinets are all part of the storage plan that is required in homes of the future. Attics become usable space, and garages get bigger to hold cars as well as objects. 

10. Eastern Architectural Ideas
The ancient building codes of Vastu Shastra and Feng Shui are no longer looked upon as foreign, but are considered valuable ideas for design and also claim to have a positive impact on the quality of life of the occupants of the house. 


 

 Thank you to Lillian Sanders, Guest Blogger!

Written By: Lillian Sanders is a creative writer from Michigan. She works closely with drug rehab programs helping people struggling with addiction.

 

 

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Carl Winters
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Cindy: #5 is very important. They do need to include the best building materials available along with design for homes to  withstand weather issues.

Oct 16, 2012 09:20 AM #1
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Kathy Sheehan
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These are all great features to include in building a home.

Oct 16, 2012 10:40 AM #2
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Melissa Marro
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Cindy - it seems like Lillian did a great job with this blog. I wish her much luck in her work with drug addiction rehab. It is something that takes a lot of heart. 

Oct 16, 2012 11:01 AM #3
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Cindy Bryant
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Carl, especially in hurricane, tornado and fire zones.  I guess, that almost includes everyone though doesn't it.  But yes, I've never understood why they build our houses here with wood studs, and not cement blocks like Florida especially around the coast.

Yes, Kathy, she did a great job in hitting all the points.

Melissa, yes, it does take a lot of heart, it's great to see people in need getting help from others that have a passion for it.

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hi Cindy ~ What great features these would be to find in a new home.  It's so good to see a trend towards eliminating so many chemicals in building materials so that the inhabitants can breathe cleaner air.

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