Building a custom home is an exciting endeavour, as you can put your own personal touch on absolutely every element, from the very first nail to the final brush of paint. There are a lot of trends that crop up every year, but how can you tell the difference between a fleeting fad and an iconic idea? Let’s talk about this year’s Calgary custom home trends that have staying power:
Focus on Function
Homeowners no longer want big spaces that don’t get used. Who needs eight bedrooms in a bachelor pad, or a formal living room no one is allowed to enter? Now, families are placing an emphasis on the spaces that actually get used. For example, instead of relegating the laundry to a dirty and unfinished basement, it gets a prime spot on the main or second floor with custom cabinetry, useful storage, and everything in its place. Instead of having a cramped entryway next to an unused formal dining room, the space is put to better use for a great entrance with storage space for every jacket, mitt, hockey skate, and baseball bat.
Outdoor Living Space
No matter how stunning your custom home is, nobody wants to be cooped up inside all day. Get out and enjoy the fresh air with a stunning outdoor living space. Picture yourself cooking up a storm in your very own gourmet outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven and high-end barbeque. Relax in the company of great friends, great food, and great wine in your outdoor banquet seating area. Design a custom deck or patio with a hot tub, hammock, and seating for all. Your outdoor living space should have a seamless transition from the interior space.
Going green is highly recommended because it helps the environment…but it also helps put some green back in your pocket with lowered energy bills each month. Don’t cut corners when it comes to buying energy efficient windows, doors, appliances, and roofing products. Since you’re starting from scratch, there’s no reason not to opt for the absolute smartest and greenest home products. How about a thermostat that can be adjusted from your smartphone anywhere in the world?
Sliding Barn Doors
Home design is often cyclical, and sliding barn doors are definitely an element of the past that are making a big comeback. Sliding barn doors encompass a lot of different styles: they’re industrial, rustic, and modern all at the same time. Use them to temporarily separate space or hide clutter, then open them up to create an airy feel.
Whether you’re interested in incorporating any of the best custom home trends of 2015 or want to be a trendsetter yourself, we’re here to help. At Tri-Link Builders, we build around your lifestyle.