Luxury Redefined: Trends in High-End Custom Home Building & Design

Dec 08, 2023

As you go about the custom home building process, you may often find yourself facing decisions between design elements that are timeless and those that are trending. While it’s your home and you can’t go wrong with either—or even a mix of timeless and trendy—it’s important to be conscious of why something is trending and try to put one eye toward the future in an attempt to gauge how that trend might age. After all, you won’t want to make a big decision based on a trend and then quickly regret it when that particular trend’s time passes.

With all of that in mind, we understand that anyone investing in a custom home building project is going to want to know what’s currently trending. So, without further ado, here are some of the trends in high-end custom home building and design that you might want to consider applying to your custom home:

Bringing the Outdoors Inside

More and more custom home building projects are going this way in some form or another. Whether it’s the design of the home itself, the creation of an outdoor living space, or different visual elements within the home, the idea of bringing the outdoors in is still as popular as ever. If you choose to go this route, it’s important that you leave ample opportunity for natural light to flood your home, as that’s a big component of bridging the inside of your home to the outdoors.

Open-Concept Floor Plans

Custom home builders are growing more and more toward the idea of open-concept floor plans. Why? Because that can help you get the most out of your home’s square footage. An open-concept plan consists of one large room that combines the kitchen, dining room, and living room, making the interior feel larger and airier.

Creating a Hybrid Home Office

Home offices are nothing new, but they’ve become more important than ever in recent years with the rising popularity of work-from-home jobs. Custom home building these days tends to involve including a room not only designed to be an office, but one that’s designed to be both an office and an extra room. These rooms can have all the elements of an office while also serving the purpose of an entertainment room or a guest room.

Custom Home Building With the Intention of Aging in Place

For a lot of people who are choosing to go the custom home building route, staying in that home forever—or aging in place—is a sensible plan. Keeping that in mind as you make decisions about your home’s bathroom and stairs/hallways is always going to be a smart choice.

Designing a Spa-Like Bathroom

One of the trendier concepts that isn’t likely to go away any time soon is creating a custom home with a bathroom fit for a spa. Designing a master bathroom that is spacious and outfitting it with high-end fixtures and features is a popular choice, and it’s not hard to see why. Having a space to relax and rejuvenate with jetted bathtubs or spa-like bathing experiences is always going to be a luxury to think about including in your home.

Ready for the Custom Home Building Process?

If you’re hoping to start the custom home building process and want to put some of these design trends into use, Steamboat Home Specialists is here to help. Our expert design team would be happy to help you plan out your dream home and bring it to life right here in the Steamboat Springs, Colorado, area. Contact us today to get started!

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