Latest Trends in Residential Architecture
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If you’re planning on designing a custom home but you aren’t sure exactly what features to include or how it should be laid out, considering the latest trends in residential architecture might offer you the inspiration that you are seeking.
Below are some of the most recent trends in residential architecture that will be sure to make your home a comfortable, functional, and a true work of art.
Infusing Outdoors with the Indoors
It used to be that the inside and the outside of home were clearly defined, separate spaces. Today, however, the outside and inside have become one. Exterior walls feature plenty of windows to let plenty of light in or feature sliding glass, bi-fold, or retracting walls that allow easy access to the outside. This trend will allow you to become one with nature and will make your home feel like a true sanctuary. You can incorporate this indoor/outdoor design trend into virtually any part of your home that adjoins the outside: the kitchen, the living area, a dining room, bedrooms, an office space, and even bathrooms. Worried about privacy? There’s no need to! Expert architectural design firms will incorporate elements that will allow you to take full advantage of the outdoors from inside your home while still offering you the privacy that you seek.
Wide, Open Spaces
An open concept is a trend that has been around for a while now, and it’s definitely one that is here to stay. No longer are rooms boxed off and closed in; now, rooms flow together, allowing for better visibility and flow. Instead of using walls to delineate rooms, furnishings are used to imply the function of each room. Living areas, dining spaces, and kitchens flow together to create a minimalistic design that brings everyone together and makes a home feel more spacious.
The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home
The saying “the kitchen is the heart of the home” is quite literal in today’s residential architectural design. They’re bigger than ever before, and they’re no longer tucked away behind closed walls. Kitchens are bigger than ever, and in keeping with the open concept idea, they flow into dining spaces and living areas. The rooms flow together, allowing cooks to socialize with their family and friends so that they don’t feel excluded. Think this design will cut down on storage space and will make kitchen messes visible to everyone? Think again! – An experienced architect will incorporate ample storage and strategically place ovens, sinks, and dishwashers so that your kitchen will look polished and pulled together from every area.
Today’s homeowners want to have a place where they can escape the hustle and bustle of their hectic lives, and spa retreats are the perfect way to do just that. Expansive bathrooms that incorporate oversized soaking or jetted tubs and expansive showers (complete with seating) have become a must in today’s home architecture. In-home steam rooms and hot tubs have also become increasingly popular. These spa-like retreats offer the much-needed respite that’s needed to get away from the chaos of daily routines and so that you can enjoy physical and mental rejuvenation right in the comfort of your own home.
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