Everyone has a slightly different vision when it comes to the perfect home. This is great as it ensures individuality in the housing market. After all, your home is effectively your castle. You need it to reflect your personality and individual tastes.
However, despite the differences in houses, you will find that certain styles are more popular than others. If you are in the market it is worth knowing what these are. Not only will they make it easier to sell in the future, but it will also make it simpler to design practical and beautiful custom-built homes, something that is becoming increasingly popular.
1. Mid-Century Houses
Mid-century houses are defined as those built between 1950 and 1970. Although these houses are older they are attracted a lot of interest at the moment. This is probably because these homes are very functional with clean lines and minimal styling. That makes them easier to maintain.
This is a popular trend that has actually been in existence for many years. The minimalistic style also has clean lines but is simpler, it doesn’t waste time and effort on ornate features, preferring to keep every aspect of the house as minimal as possible.
The aim is to ensure homeowners only keep the things that really matter.
The open plan living area has become increasingly popular and this trend looks likely to continue. The design inside is open to allow a feeling of spaciousness and light while making it easier for everyone in the house to communicate.
It is particularly popular with those that like to entertain as they can entertain while preparing the feast.
4. Coastal Hamptons
The Hamptons are some of the most expensive beach houses in the world and many people are starting to replicate this style, without the prohibitive cost. In effect, it means adopting clean white lines, with balconies and other methods of connecting the indoors to the outside. These are houses for those that love being outside, as many Australians do.
5. Scandinavian Barns
The barn conversion is already a popular trend but there is now a modern twist n this, Scandinavian style. This effectively modernizes the barn and emphasizes steeply pitched roofs, deep eaves, and a rustic, yet modern feel.
It creates a striking look and one that is surprisingly practical. You will find plenty of pale timbers and the colors are also kept neutral, emphasizing the space rather than the structure.
Much of the modern emphasis is on simplicity alongside environmental concerns. While there are some great houses on the market, you may find the best way to get your perfect home is to have it custom built. It is not as expensive as you may think.
A custom-built home can accommodate some, or all of the above elements while making the most of the latest environmentally friendly technologies. This will help to make your new home affordable and to keep the running costs to the bare minimum.