You didn’t think the coronavirus pandemic would affect home design, did you?
But in fact, what we are seeing here at Reef Builders is that it has. Corporations and homeowners alike have changed their way of life, and we fully expect these trends to continue seeping into custom home design and any new build Phoenix AZ.
If you are looking to build a new custom home soon, here are 5 trends to keep in mind as you work on the design:
Multiple Home Offices
Sure, most modern custom homes have a home office, but the home office is truly taking centerstage as it’s become more relevant to the 2020 family. Not only are we seeing clients put more thought into their home office design, we are also seeing requests for multiple home office spaces that can accommodate two working professionals at home in private or semi-private spaces. With more and more corporations expanding their work-from-home opportunities, this is a smart move for a home in terms of future enjoyment and resale.
2020 has seen the rise in homeschooling and taking advantage of technology to take courses at home in addition to normal in-person schooling. If education at home may be in your future, then adding a dedicated space for this to the plan is a smart move. Consider adding an exterior door so that instructors can come and go without disruption. This space need not be huge but needs room for learning and thoughtful storage.
Covered Outdoor Living Space
Outdoor living spaces were already very popular with any new build Phoenix AZ, but we are seeing the demand rise even more. With more and more gatherings moving outdoors, it’s nice to have a place that can accommodate groups big and small. Consider investing in a thoughtful space that can be an extension of your home and be utilized as another living room for entertaining long after the pandemic has ended.
Mudrooms have grown even more in popularity this year, as clients want ample space to wash up before entering their home. Be sure to add a sink for washing hands before going inside, but a mudroom can do so much more! We are seeing mudrooms become great places to store everyone’s gear, work on craft projects, and even work-from-home with a built-in office space.
Need a spa day? Why not have it at home?! We expect to see master bathrooms take on even more spa-like qualities like incorporating a steam shower or dedicating more real estate to a large soaking tub. Master bedroom sitting areas may also be on the rebound, with a renewed interest in finding places to retreat and relax in the home at the forefront of many homeowners’ minds.
When you are ready to begin designing and building the home of your dreams, call us at Reef Builders. We are a premier design/build firm in the Phoenix area with years of experience in the custom home market. Give us a call today for a consultation on your new build Phoenix AZ.