The housing market is beginning to
The penchant for clean, uncluttered spaces continues to hold sway, and that means clever building plans that ‘hide’ items such as kitchen equipment and audiovisual systems.
Design For Life
‘Design for life’ – the idea that great design never really goes out of style or loses its functionality – has always been an aim for top designers, but these days, homeowners are demanding this quality in the construction and layout of their homes. Values that have universal appeal include integration into the surroundings, the use of natural materials, and sustainable energy systems. High ceilings, seamless transitions between flooring materials, and step-free entrances ensure that
The word is still divided on open floor plans, with many experts announcing the official death of this trend. However, many home buyers and owners are still opting for this type of layout, since it maximizes the flow of light through rooms. There are other ways construction can achieve this effect, of course, one of which is through the use of glass and steel room dividers, which permit the creation of discrete spaces while maintaining light flow, as well as a sense of human connection.
Sustainability is big in practically all sectors, with a Consumer Sustainability Survey indicating that Americans are
The home building sector is showing signs of stabilization, and that means that many buyers are once again working on building their dream homes. A few trends holding sway include simple uncluttered interiors, designing spaces for life, and letting light in. Sustainability is also influential in everything from energy to the choice of materials.