Custom Home Trends of 2020 – Part 2

Last time we shared with you five custom home trends to watch for in 2020. These included double islands, bathroom spas, open shelves, outdoor renovations, and the classic blue color – all of which are trends focused around designs that promote comfort and functionality.
Below are some more custom home trends of 2020 that you need to look out for:

More Natural Lighting

Natural lighting offers a plethora of benefits for homeowners, especially during winter. It greatly reduces and eliminates the need to use artificial light. And it allows a homeowner to use less heat or air conditioning, providing more energy savings. Natural light also boosts vitamin D in the body, so it’s also good for your health. Get the most out of natural lighting by adding large energy-efficient windows to your custom home’s design.

Home Offices

The COVID-19 pandemic made companies much more open to the idea of allowing their employees to work from home. As a result, home offices have become a huge trend, particularly among the corporate crowd, as this type of space is specifically designed for optimizing productivity when working from home. If you are going to build an office in your custom home, don’t forget to provide it with ample workspace, storage space for files, and other office essentials.

Refaced Cabinets

Want to update your kitchen without breaking the bank? Replacing a cabinet’s door front and drawer while keeping its boxes is a cost-effective way to do so. In fact, it can help you to save thousands of dollars in your next kitchen remodel. Other than the cost savings it offers, cabinet refacing also retains the kitchen layout, comes in many style options, and is a sustainable remodeling option. Based on its advantages, you can never go wrong with this affordable custom home trend.

Black Cabinetry

White kitchens are kind of overused these days. It’s like every other chic home is running a white-themed kitchen, cabinets and everything, and I have to admit that it’s kind of getting old. So, for those who are looking for a refreshing alternative, you may want to consider the black cabinetry trend. Black may be a classic color, but when pulled off correctly can add elegance and boldness to your cooking space. To make an even bolder statement, consider using matte black cabinets. They work great on their own, but mixing them with wood cabinets or lighter color tones will also work. Ultimately, it depends on your taste.

Sustainable Materials

It’s 2020 and everyone’s becoming more environmentally conscious – from companies to consumers, to homebuilders. That’s the reason why earlier this year it was predicted that using sustainably sourced materials for custom home projects is going to be huge. The number of home builders who use recycled materials (such as reclaimed wood and recycled metal) to build homes has been steadily increasing over the years. They source the materials from salvage yards and demolished old wooden structures, among others. Using recycled material is an effective way to reduce carbon footprint as it eliminates the need to harvest wood from trees and minimizes the travel distance of supplies.

Whether you want to add more windows, renovate a room and turn it into a home office, or do anything listed above – contact Fairbanks Custom Homes today! We serve clients in the High Country communities of Asheville, Banner Elk, Boone, Blowing Rock, and the Linville, North Carolina areas.

Jay Fairbanks

General Contractor

119 Buttercup Courts
Boone, North Carolina

Ph: 828-264-2295

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