January 9, 2019

Building a custom home gives you the opportunity to create the home of your dreams, from the layout right down to the smallest finishes and details. If you’re considering building a custom home this year and you’re looking for some inspiration or guidance, these 2019 custom home building trends are sure to add style and functionality to your new home.

1. Warm colours

You want your home to feel welcoming and warm, and the best way to achieve this in your custom home is by incorporating warm colours. Think earthy, neutral colours like warm beige, shades of blue and green, and even burnt orange. We’ll also be seeing bolder colours making their way into kitchens and bathrooms, and black will continue to be the new white.

2. Natural touches

Homeowners are beginning to lean more towards a natural feel for their home, from wooden finishes to embracing a more minimalist lifestyle. White kitchens remain a classic choice, but we’re seeing more and more homeowners opting for natural finishes for the cabinets, especially lighter woods to give a sense of spaciousness and light.

In terms of decorating your new custom home, consider a careful selection of furniture and accents, rather than lots of pieces. Add in a few plants in terracotta pots throughout your home.

3. Smaller homes with open floor plans

Large, grand, opulent homes are going to be few and far between in 2019. But people who choose to build a custom home can optimize their smaller square footage by using open floor plans throughout. Separate rooms will be replaced with open floor plans with delineated zones  separated by types of flooring, lighting and decor to create a sense of different spaces.

4. Optimized outdoor spaces

2018 was a big year for the outdoor space, and 2019 will be no different. When building your custom home, ensure that some of your indoor space connects with the outdoors. Large glass patio doors that open from your living room to the backyard is a great way to do this. Create an outdoor space that you’ll spend lots of time in over the summer, whether that means incorporating a pool or a beautifully landscaped outdoor seating area. Just be sure to leave enough room in your home building budget for any landscaping!

5. Healthy and smart homes

More and more people are looking for ways to create a healthy lifestyle, from the food they eat to creating a space where they can relax their body and mind. Consider flooring that is easy on your feet, like cork, softer woods and carpet. Whole home clean-air filtration systems are a nice addition to help improve your indoor air quality, so you’ll feel healthier.

Smart homes continue to be part of any new home. Smart systems like thermostats and fully-integrated security systems can help give you peace of mind and keep your home running without having to constantly think about all the details.

At Dan Clayton Homes, we believe in helping you create the beautiful, custom home of your dreams from start to finish. Contact us to get started on building your new home!

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