Building a dream home is one of the most exciting times in your life. Deciding from the ground up exactly how you want it can be a dream come true. There are endless styles and designs you can include in your new build, and getting to choose the ones that match the personality you want to give to your home only adds to the joys of home building. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the top building trends for 2023.
Smart homes are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. They offer a number of benefits, including convenience, security, and energy efficiency. Smart homes use technology to automate tasks around the house, such as turning on lights, adjusting the thermostat, and locking doors. This can save you time and money, and it can also make your home more secure
Open floor plans are another popular trend in home design. They offer a sense of spaciousness and airiness, and they can make your home feel more connected. Open floor plans are also great for entertaining, as they provide plenty of space for guests to mingle.
Porch pirates are not only a thing, they are a way of life. We often consider when a package may be delivered to ensure it safely makes it into the house. If you purchase things online for your home, home office, yourself, or children, and you want to keep it protected, think about adding in a package drop box. This drop box is simple and easy. It is attached to your home, large enough for parcels to be put into the drop box, and when it is closed it tumbles into a safe place either inside your home or garage. There are many choices when it comes to the drop box, and it allows you to choose a style that fits your home.
One of the best “firsts” to have in your new life is the first Christmas. Snow and Christmas lights can make everything warm and cozy, and thankfully, we can prepare to make that season as easy as possible. It’s not, nor has it ever been, fun to be out in the blistering cold attempting to get Christmas lights strung and plugged in. And if you’re like many, having the light strand dangling down to a lower level to get it plugged in throws off the entire look. Instead, have outlets installed in the ceiling of your porch. This allows for an easy access for Christmas lights to get plugged in and look absolutely perfect for those first Christmas photos!
If you are going to be building a kitchen, think about it butting up against the garage. If it does, then you can install a small door to quickly and easily load groceries from the back of the car and right into the pantry or kitchen! No more trying to lug your grocery bags up the steps, through the kitchen, through the hallway, and finally to the kitchen. Open up the grocery door, and easily slide things right in. From there, you can enter your home without balancing the eggs on the milk cartons, and proceed less stressed.
This one just adds an extra something to your dog’s new home space. Often we have a designated place for the dog’s water and food bowl. This is the place they know and are used to. Consider building this place specifically for them inside the island of your kitchen. With the bowls tucked inside the island, there is less of a likelihood for it to get kicked over, stepped into, or splashed. And, if you add a small faucet attachment inside the dog’s eating and water space, you can easily fill the bowl without having to take it out. Is it necessary? Absolutely not, but it’s a fun way to take your pets, and how you care for them, into consideration in your new build!
The latest building trends are ever changing, but a few things that will never change are the love of Christmas, online shopping, the need for groceries, and the watering of pets. Don’t just build for your dreams, build for your life!