Now that we are well into the 2015 construction season we are seeing the newer trends in custom homes and also the longer running trends that have been consistent over the last several years. These are the trends that I am observing in not only the homes that we are building but also what is being used in the market place as a whole.
Here is a list of the trends that have stayed the same over the last several years;
• Ceiling fans are always installed to help move the air around in ever growing master suites.
• People opting to place their master bedroom on the first floor of two story homes.
• Pocket doors are the most popular trend for the entrance into the master walk-in closets, they are space saving, the can help hide the door and for the most part they will be left open until there will be guests touring the home.
• Master bedrooms have become master suite. The suites are bathroom, walk-in closet, bedroom and usually a sitting area with chairs, coffee tables and sometime couches.
• Sound dampening in the walls of master bedrooms to keep the sounds inside and out from migrating.
• Hallways in master suites have become very normal with the overall space of the suites having become so much larger.
• Balconies and decks with glass French doors leading to them allow some private outdoor space.
• Carpets are still the most wanted flooring in master bedrooms.
• Wall hung televisions with all the wiring buried in the walls and full entertainment packages have become the norm as more people are looking to keep everything simple and clean.
• Coffered and Cathedral ceilings to help give the master suite some luxury and the effect of defining the space from the rest of the home.
• Makeup tables with extra lighting are being added in the bedrooms to allow women to prepare without having to take over the ensuite bathroom complete with custom storage and added lighting.
• Gas fireplaces set opposite to the bed placement to help set the mood and regulate the temperature for sleeping.
• As master bedrooms have grown in size so has the size and amount of the windows along with them.
• Custom blinds and drapes so that homeowners can sleep later in the morning after the sun has risen.
Here a list of the new trends happening in master bedrooms;
• Master bedrooms are becoming a more open modern feel with bathrooms having no door from the bedroom into the bathroom.
• Wood floors are making a comeback in master bedrooms, taking over where carpets have always been more prevalent. This trend is because of master bedrooms being on the main floor of homes that they are trying to match up with the rest of the flooring in the home.
• Stone and wood feature walls placed behind the bed, floor to ceiling. The stone is usually a manufactured product.
• More lighting is being added, pot lights, chandeliers and wall sconces. All on different switching to allow the option for setting the mode. Whether the lighting is mounted on the sides of headboard for wall sconces or in the ceiling to light future art work more lighting that is able to be controlled separately is what is wanted.
• With master bedroom becoming suites (bedroom, closet, bathroom and sitting area) architects are placing them at the end of the home giving one whole end of the new home to the master suite. This means that these suites have 2 to 3 outside walls and usually they have no bedrooms around them. They are literally cut off from the rest of the house maximizing the privacy for the homeowners whether it is from children, grandchildren, grandparents or guests.
The master suites have basically become refuges from the outside world even from their own homes. They are made to be a living quarters that is inside a living quarters. Privacy is now at a premium compared what master bedrooms where previously considered which is a place to sleep and change.
Village Builders Inc.