Building your own home can be daunting, especially if you don’t know what you want.
Here are the top trends in Residential Construction to keep in mind and look out for.
Open floor plans have been a trend for a while now. Homeowners are wanting spaces to be more versatile, spaces that can be used as a living room, dining area and basically anything else that can be thought of. Something to include in the open spaces is larger open windows. This will help your home feel larger and more spacious while letting in more natural light as possible.
Blend Indoors with Outdoors
Today more homes are integrating the ‘in’ and the ‘out’, therefore creating rooms that aren’t quite indoor living rooms, and aren’t quite outdoor verandas. Because of this we are now getting benefits such as improved airflow and sunlight, access to the outdoors during seasons of bad weather, and all-around greater enjoyment of the home’s varying spaces. The outdoors is no longer just a place for grass.
Technology is playing a larger role in residential construction in two main spheres.
First, more and more attention is being given to tech features that increase a home’s overall efficiency, e.g. solar heating systems and LED lights which use up to 75% less energy. Second, digital tools are making homes more interactive, from house-wide entertainment system, to smartphone controlled temperature, and more.
An Inviting Style
For a while now, modern home design has been criticized for being too severe and sterile. However, homeowners have recently begun favouring a softer, more inviting feel. Rather than offering cold, harsh aesthetics, homes are taking on a warmer, “handcrafted” feel.
RENOV8 CONSTRUCTION is registered with the Master Builders Association and the National Home Building Regulation Council. We take pride in aligning ourselves with various Governmental regulations that apply to the Construction industry and ensure that all work carried out is done in compliance with Occupational Health & Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993).