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.
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.