Home Construction Trends: A Guide to the Latest Trends

Last Updated on May 3, 2024 by SampleBoard

Looking for some new home construction trends for the upcoming year?

There are countless options, but knowing which suits your living space can take time and effort.

This is especially so if this is your first time considering adding some aspects to your home. Here are some unique trends to try implementing.

Using Patterned Hardwood

One popular trend for the upcoming year is featuring patterned hardwood. This creates beautiful designs and contrasts and a stunning look to your floors.

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You can use almost any type of hardwood you’d like. Some of the most popular options include:

  • Oak
  • Cherry
  • Walnut
  • Maple
  • Birch

Each has its own look so that you can create a stunning floor in your home. They can also be stained to help bring out more of the hues and grains.

Since each plank is unique, your patterned hardwood floor will be distinctive.

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Building a Pole Barn Home

Going forward, many new structures will follow a pole barn design. This design combines living space with a storage room, creating a cozy but practical space.

But perhaps one of the best things about pole barn homes is that they’re affordable to build compared to traditional homes. Better yet, they’re much quicker to make.

Wood or steel frames are raised, and the house is secured to a foundation before walls and other elements.

Because they’re well-built, you’ll also find that pole barn homes are incredibly energy-efficient.

If this sounds interesting, contact a pole barn builder. Many will be happy to answer your questions, investigate the area where you wish to build one and provide a quote.

You might also receive layout options to choose one that fits your design preferences.

Relying on Sustainable Materials

A growing home trend is incorporating sustainable home goods and materials. These options contribute less waste than other options (like plastic) and have a lower environmental impact.

Sometimes, insurance agencies will cut back on home insurance costs if you use green building options.

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Numerous materials can be used for this purpose. Some are:

  • Bamboo
  • Cork
  • Stone
  • Cordwood

Not only are these options stylish, but they require little maintenance.

In addition, they’re pretty durable, withstand heavy weather elements, and are also energy-efficient, which can help save you money on your electric and heating bills.

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What might be most surprising is that many of these materials can be even more potent than steel. For instance, bamboo has incredible strength and can easily handle heavy compression.

Thanks to these benefits, you’ll find that many homes will start including many of these materials.

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Installing Solar Panels

Incorporating solar panels might be something to consider. Solar energy is a great way to make your home energy-efficient, which can help reduce your carbon footprint while saving you money.

While most people envision roof panels, there are other options, like in your backyard. If there’s plenty of sun, they can be placed almost anywhere.

Adding Arches

One architectural detail that’s gaining traction is arches. These curves add flair to your home and give the illusion that a space is more significant than it actually is.

You can add arches practically anywhere in your home. An excellent way to show them off is inside as doorways. Besides indoor arches to rooms, add some outside, like around a pop-out window.

Doing so breaks up typical straight lines, giving your home more curb appeal.

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There are a few different arch types that you can choose from. Some to look into are:

  • Flat
  • Horseshoe
  • Semi-circular
  • Pointed
  • Relieving

In addition to the design, you can add unique elements around the archway, like bricks or paneling. This can help make the curvature stand out and serve as a great focal point.

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Incorporating Bold Accents

Painting striking colors around your home is yet another trend to consider. This includes around entryways and doors. A solid hue creates a dazzling focal point that many won’t be able to forget.

Remember to use boldness wisely. Adding too many colors or items in a specific hue will destroy the effect you’re trying to achieve.

If you’re not sure what colors to use, some popular ones are:

  • Bright red
  • Black
  • Navy
  • Yellow
  • Aqua
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If you don’t want to paint the room, you can instead add these colors through pillows, rugs, or artwork, which can be just as noticeable.

Consider implementing these trends into your home. They might be trendy, but they’ll withstand the test of time, so your living space is always stylish.