Like every other industry, the home design industry is constantly evolving from one year to the next. For the latest in home construction trends, you’ll find environmental consciousness and clever, space-saving design at the forefront of buyers’ minds.
In today’s housing market, building custom becomes more and more attractive every day. When you build or remodel yourself, you can have whatever kind of home you like, so why not take tips from what other buyers are gravitating towards? For the trend-savvy builder, here are the top six new home construction trends of 2021.
Energy-efficient homes are a favorite among consumers for their dual purpose: by saving on energy consumption, these homes are better for the environment and your monthly power bill.
Energy consciousness is one driving factor behind the tiny house craze. That’s because these tiny house plans are energy-efficient, sustainable, and budget-friendly.
A recent survey by the National Association of Home Buyers (NAHB) (NAHB) confirms that out of 3,000 homebuyers surveyed, energy efficiency was one of the top wish-list items.
To raise trees and slash power bills, consider your house plan’s energy star rating of windows, appliances, and other components.
Combining building materials
Maybe the three little pigs story would’ve gone differently if the pigs had lived together. Combined material houses are taking the market by storm for their charm and durability. For example, many people are mixing brick first floors with wooden second floors, and so on.
With modern construction technology, your mix-and-match potential is endless. There are no boundaries as to how you can design residential properties or cottages. If it’s in your budget, the sky’s the limit.
Use of recyclable materials
Buyers today have the advantage of environmental knowledge when building their homes. As a result, eco-friendly home designs are more popular than ever before. For example, many consumers are opting to use recyclable materials in their build.
Recyclable materials commonly used in home construction are wood, concrete, gypsum, asphalt, and metal.
Using these materials ensures there won’t be any waste after construction concludes, making them an excellent option for any tree-hugging homeowners out there.
The pandemic forced many consumers to reevaluate how they use their homes. Houses are no longer just dwelling places but offices, schools, recreation areas, and gyms.
As such, multi-functional spaces are the next big trend of 2021.
For instance, people with an eat-in kitchen and a separate dining area can look for a place to store the dining table and transform the room into a working space. Similarly, one can transform a shed into an office space. Those building new homes are ditching the strict boundary lines for a home that’s as fluid as they are.
Increase in material costs
As the use of hemp and recyclable materials continues to increase in popularity, standard materials are getting more costly. Changes in importation tax tariffs and job shortages are adding fuel to the inflation fire.
Luckily, a combination of different materials and innovative building methods are helping balance the rising cost of materials. These new materials and technology can only keep strengthening the commercial construction industry.
Another trend on the rise is the upgrading of homes to accommodate floor-to-ceiling windows. Opening a room up to the outside world lends space, light, and calm.
While it may not be the easiest of upgrades, more and more homeowners are embracing it as a year inside reminds us of the importance of having space to breathe.
The past two years have changed the way we view life, work, and our homes. These 2021 hot construction trends show that life stops for no one, and innovation will continue to liven up the housing market.