Trends are great as they provide ideas and inspiration, but lack of restraint and consideration can be disastrous. The key is incorporating trends with the needs of the people.
More home plans showcase open floor plans and flexible floor plans. These spaces adapt to the life changes. Accessibility is becoming buzz-worthy. The push is for universal designs with more comfortable spaces for people of different ages and abilities.
Indoor/outdoor spaces are also becoming popular. Outdoor spaces are now taken part of the overall design. Outdoor fabrics for indoor spaces, glass doors and pocket doors to open up the indoors and well-designed outdoor spaces that can be used all year long are used in more homes.
Practicality and Usability
Homes must consider the people living in the house, what they do, and what they need from the space. Salt Lake City homes usually employ a home plan with this in mind.
A family that loves to entertain needs a space for preparation and for guests. Some need a home office, an open kitchen for others, and even a game room for other families. Some people may need more rooms while others will require stairs.
Whatever might be needed now or in the future, practicality is a must.
Space for Storage
“Less is more,” as the saying goes, but for other times, storage is essential.
Most miscalculate how much space you have and under-plan for storage. One must plan for usable, easy-to-reach and accessible storage spaces. Homes are making room for built-in cabinets, walk-in closets, and roomier garages.
Consider the Light
Sunrooms are a luxury that homeowners plan and make room for, and it can be a great addition to any home.
Windows and its placements are primary. Strategic placement is needed to capture the best light but not interfere with the view. Correct placements eliminate the need for additional lighting and change the mood of the room. Wrong placements can mean too dull, too dark, and too cold rooms that always need to be lighted up, or can be too dreary and end up not being much use.
There is no one-size-fits-all home. Home plans need to consider the people in the homes. Houses need to take in all the things one wants to do in the home, and how they plan to use it, for it to be truly a dream home.