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New Home Building Trends For 2021

Published:
July 16, 2021
Last updated:
July 21, 2021
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Over the last year, many homes were transformed into schools, offices, gyms, and getaway areas. This year, however, many people are taking their new ideal of home and incorporating current and future retail trends into their upcoming residential projects. Thus, in this article, we’ll go over new home building trends for 2021, so you can ensure that these must-have features are a part of your next home.

It is no secret that over time, home design and design ideas change. Moreover, 2020 taught us, creating the perfect living environment for our families is more important than ever. This year’s new residential architecture styles are very much in response to the current economy, global issues, and increase reliance on smart home tech. Of course, there are many factors that influence modern residential construction; but at the moment, these particular factors are definitely at the forefront.

That said, if you are thinking about building a custom home in 2021, it is important to keep an eye on the latest trends while still in the research and planning stages. Thus, from both home exterior and interior design trends to home decor, here is a look at the dominant styles and features of 2021.

What Are The New Home Building Trends For 2021?

One of the major new construction trends is an adaptable and multi-purpose layout. Here, the idea is that every room in the house can change and grow with your family. The same is true for multifunctional and multi-purpose spaces.

With more remote work, at-home learning, and people getting more use out of their houses these days, it only makes sense that having an adaptable and multi-purpose layout or floor plan would make home life easier

And speaking of making home life more streamlined, there is no denying that for many people, spending more time at home has led to an increased need to be as organized and efficient as possible.

With a new build, now you have the opportunity to incorporate such spaces to ensure your home is organized and orderly. Thus, do not forget to include ample pantry space, cabinet storage, spacious laundry rooms with built-in storage, walk-in closets, and even garage storage, so you can easily stay organized.

In addition to a multifunctional layout, seamless indoor-outdoor living is a building trend that is definitely still going strong. Now more so than ever, people want to connect with the great outdoors from the comfort of their home. Therefore, you should consider doing the same for your new build.

You can easily bring the outside in with ample outdoor living spaces, pocket doors, large windows, and natural materials. Plus, the nice thing here is that natural light and natural materials are always classic choices that stand the test of time. In fact, since natural lighting is always welcomed, you might even want to consider having a floor plan that maximizes natural light, which you can do by including as many windows as your budget will allow. 

Yet another new home construction trend this year is to bring the vacation feel to your home. Whether your preference is coastal, mountain, or other, vacation-inspired decor and spa-like master suites are on-trend. Moreover, homeowners are looking to feel like they are on vacation while still being environmentally conscious.

So, items like solar panels, backyard oases with room to grow vegetables, and home systems that use less energy and water (e.g., energy-efficient shower heads) are where it is at. There is also increasing demand for systems that manage power consumption. 

Are There Any Other Design Trends Worth Keeping In Mind This Year?

Smart home amenities are not exactly a trend. But it is hard to deny that they are rapidly growing in popularity and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Thus, if you have not yet already considered incorporating smart home tech into your new build, then what are you waiting for?

Smart home tech features include the ability to access and turn on certain items in your home with the touch of a button on your wall or device (e.g., turning your house alarm on and off from 2000 miles away) and so much more. Plus, smart home features add value to your new home, which is important if you plan on selling your house later on down the road.

In addition to being mindful of smart home features, the heart of the home is often the kitchen, and its trends are always changing. As a result, keeping up with kitchen design/retail trends is not so easy. Nevertheless, suppose you are interested in this year’s trends for your kitchen. In that case, you may want to incorporate double islands, luxurious finishing touches (gold hardware, a modern chandelier, fancy above island pendants/light fixtures, etc.), marble or quartz counters, and light wood accents (flooring, cabinets, etc.). Earthy tones, natural elements, and textured wall coverings are also a must in the kitchen and throughout the entire interior—this is in contrast to the push toward dark home exterior colors. That said, a few other trends worth keeping in mind include rustic touches, hybrid interior designs, and utilizing low-maintenance materials.

What Home Design Trends Are On Their Way Out?

Finally, what is out this year is clutter, standard bathtubs, dark hardwood floors, and home systems that increase your carbon footprint. Industrial everything, an overabundance of granite, Tuscan-style kitchens, open shelving everywhere, distressing wood, and nautical décor, are also all on their way out. So, tread lightly with the aforementioned if you have already started construction.

Overall, these are just a few of the 2021 new home construction trends worth considering and notable design trends that are on their way out. Ultimately, when planning a new build, technology, product designs, the imaginations of interior designers and architects, availability of materials, as well as your preferred lifestyle and priorities will determine your future home’s design and features.

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