Custom Home Trends: What to Expect in the Coming Year

Thu, Dec 22, 2022 at 1:02PM

Custom Home Trends: What to Expect in the Coming Year

With this year coming to an end and a fresh one awaiting us, we’re enthusiastically looking ahead to where custom-built homes are evolving towards.

At Fretwell Homes, our experienced team looks forward to embracing new trends and designs but at the same time maintaining the quality, dedication, and signature features in our building practices.

Here are five emerging home trends which we predict will be dominating the year 2023:

Outdoor Living

During the last few years, spending more time at home throughout the pandemic has increased the value and demand for outdoor spaces. Outdoor living is one of the most popular features in home building currently and this trend doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Outdoor kitchens and dining areas, patios, as well as decks and pools customized to your needs and personal style are great options to have when gathering with your loved ones at home.

At Fretwell Homes, our team of custom home builders in Volusia County, Florida, understands the significance of a well-designed outdoor space, and has vast experience creating practical and luxuriously designed ones for our clients.

Large Windows

For reasons similar to the popularity of outdoor living, large windows have become a coveted feature in custom built homes. The warmth of natural light flooding through your home can do wonders for your mental and physical health by improving your mood, sleep, and focus. Large windows also add a feeling of openness, along with offering you a view of the lush landscaping outside while your go about your daily chores indoors.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is becoming a definitive aspect in sealing the deal when deciding to build a custom home. Given the unpredictability of energy bills and the need to minimize our environmental impact, this key trend comes as no surprise.

All living spaces built by Fretwell Homes are designed using BuildSmart, which means that our homes are built with the highest quality, energy saving construction products, high performing effectively air sealed windows and doors, and continuous exterior insulation optimized for your climate zone.

Home Offices are Now a Necessity

It’s astounding how the world has changed post-Covid, including our everyday work habits. Working remotely and learning online are now widely accepted practices. Whether it’s compromising the size of closets or bathrooms in favor of a small desk area or a home office complete with built-in features - a private workspace is becoming a must-have for people looking to build a custom home.

Multi-Functional Kitchens

Open-concept kitchens continue to be a strong trend but what’s changing is that bigger, multi-functional kitchens are becoming more in-demand. We’re looking at larger kitchen islands to fit in more space for meal preps, homework and entertaining. Meanwhile non-toxic, luxurious premium countertops matched with calm-hued cabinets are also becoming more popular.

If you’re looking for new homes in Volusia County that come with the freshness of living trends, then give us a call at Fretwell Homes. We understand your desire to be with the times, while wanting that personal touch of comfort and luxury added to your dream home.

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