Designing and building your custom dream home is a major (but super exciting!) undertaking. It can be an especially challenging task if you’re indecisive or unsure of what you want. If that’s what’s holding you back from getting started on your home, have a look at these custom home trends for 2023 for inspiration and guidance. From sustainable features to relaxation havens and heavenly white kitchens, there’s lots of exciting things happening in 2023!
It looks like terrazzo tile will be one of the hottest tile trends of the year. You’ll be seeing it being used in both kitchens and bathrooms in 2023. If you’re looking to add an earthy interest to your space, terrazzo tile will do just that. There’s a range to choose from, including monochrome terrazzo to bright and sprinkle-coloured splashes.
Also this year, colourful kitchens fade as white kitchens come back, more popular than ever. If you want your cooking space to be on-point, a white kitchen is a classic choice – it’s bright, clean, and will remain stylish as time goes on.
Everywhere you look, from magazines to Pinterest, you’ll see gorgeous white kitchens. It’s a simple yet elegant aesthetic that we can really get on board with.
Taking the place of the modern farmhouse, the modern bungalow has gained popularity, especially among millennials and younger generations. These one-story structures have major curb appeal while also being affordable.
Unlike traditional bungalows, the modern bungalow has higher ceilings, a more contemporary open floor plan, bigger bathrooms, and a modern exterior.
Works of Wood
Wood is the building and design material of choice this year with designers and homeowners using it for both interiors and exteriors. Wood can be designed to work with any style or budget. Whether it’s for architectural details on your house’s facade or an interior accent (i.e. wood beams or accent walls), wood adds a touch of class and conveys a sense of coziness in every home.
Biophilic design is an environmental architectural style that embraces elements of nature and the environment. It involves mimicking the natural landscape’s shapes, textures, and colours to produce a home that helps its inhabitants feel more connected and in tune with nature. This style is gaining momentum at a time when homeowners are becoming increasingly eco-conscious.
Some common features of biophilic design include:
- Natural light using skylights, light shelves, and window walls
- Earthy tones like green, gray, and brown
- Lots of greenery in the form of plants and trees
- Round, free-flowing shapes and design elements
- Ambiance created by fountains and bird gardens
Love them or hate them, arches will be big in 2023. With gothic architecture set to return this year, arches are popular again. Dating as far back as the Roman empire, arches add depth and charm to a space.
Arches are also incredibly structurally stable, hence why so many ancient ruins that used this support system are still standing today.
If you don’t know, a butler’s pantry is a separate room usually located off the kitchen or dining area used to hide the dirty dishes and other kitchen items when entertaining guests. These rooms are making a strong comeback, popping up in houses again. A butler’s pantry is a great storage space and a way to contain the kitchen mess and keep it out of the way when hosting dinner parties.
A butler’s pantry doesn’t require a lot of space and doesn’t need all the amenities of a kitchen. It could be more like a kitchenette. But really, the possibilities are endless.
The COVID-19 pandemic played a significant role in reshaping how we use and live in our homes. It forced countless people to work out of their houses, creating a greater need for home office spaces. This, in turn, has led to the rise of multipurpose rooms. Homeowners work in these spaces and use them for other purposes like leisure activities or exercise. It’s a practical use of space, particularly if you prefer a smaller home or have limited square footage.
The room doesn’t have to be big to be multipurpose. Modular furniture is particularly helpful when designing a room that’ll be used for multiple activities. You should also consider the layout of any room that you plan to use for multiple purposes. Structural features can be used to break up a space or allow more natural light in.
Many new constructions are also being built with a dedicated relaxation space. Considering all the people that work out of their homes now, it makes sense that homeowners want a room in which they can truly unwind and relax. This could be in the form of a luxurious bathroom with a spa-like atmosphere or an outdoor oasis full of plants, water features, ambient lighting, and comfortable seating.
What would your relaxation haven look like?
While it’s not likely to go anywhere for a long time as more people become interested in living more sustainable lives, building homes sustainably is really coming to the fore in 2023. In terms of sustainability, think natural building materials, recycled supplies, and even sensor technology that helps homeowners monitor and reduce energy consumption and costs.
More custom homes are also being built with electric vehicle charging stations. As electric vehicles grow in popularity, we expect to see these charging stations become a common feature of custom homes.
Stay on Trend or Build the Custom Home of Your Dreams
These are just some of the exciting new trends we’re seeing in 2023. Of course, consumer attitudes and priorities are always evolving, but some of the upcoming changes are more significant than those of previous years. As sustainability and environmental concern become more important, design and construction practices will adapt.
Whether you want to implement some of the year’s top trends or you don’t want to delay your dream home any longer, the process is easy with Omega. The sooner you get started, the sooner you get to sit and revel in the magnificence of your very own custom home.
We don’t just build you a house, we build you a home. We assemble the top architects, designers, and trades personnel to work in conjunction with our experienced and licensed staff in order to make your dream home a reality. As a Tarion Custom Home Design-Builder, we feel it is our responsibility to be adaptable to each client’s individual needs. There’s no job we can’t handle, and we will do whatever it takes to meet your requests with high-quality results. Our architects and designers are always looking for new and exciting challenges, so the only limit is your imagination.