Real estate is like fashion in some ways; trends change with the season. You do not want to be left behind, especially if you are looking to build a home that you can sell someday. Here are some of the modern home building trends that you can count on to help you retain the value of the home and bring personal satisfaction to your living experience.
The Open Layout
More than ever, the New York style of open layout living spaces is taking hold in suburbia. Many homeowners are designing kitchen areas that have no walls between it and the living room. The results include better lanes for foot traffic, more light in the home and a general feeling of “living larger than life.” Vaulted ceilings are a great addition to a floor space like this.
Single Story Living
Even if some homeowners are keeping a two story living area for storage needs, even these homeowners are beginning to prefer all of their living quarters on the first floor. Living spaces and entertainment spaces are usually kept right beside private bedrooms and bathrooms, while guest areas are upstairs.
Although the color gray at first seems like a deadening choice, it can actually help to liven up a space more that you might think. Gray cabinets in kitchen areas, faux wood ceramic with gray tones and even full showers with gray tiling are becomes more popular by the season. Why? Gray seems to add gravitas without weighing down too much on the accent features of the room.
Instead of tubs, people are choosing the “supershower,” an incredibly large walk in shower that has full tiles from the floor to the ceiling. The lighting in these showers is often specialized to give a spa effect, and more people than ever are looking for them in high end master bedroom and bathroom arrangements. Tubs are not completely gone, however – just a smaller part of the overall aesthetic.
The Outdoor Lifestyle
Homeowners love less housework, and smaller houses on bigger lots are becoming more prevalent in many suburban areas. The outdoor living areas are actually serving as extensions to the main home, with many fireplaces and some water features kept in the secondary spaces. Chief among these outdoor arrangements is the covered porch.
Parker Built Homes is your Tulsa home builder for a custom home layout. Make sure that your new home has the best of modern chic by giving us a call at (918) 992-4788 or click here to contact us before you commit to any design trend!