Ask Andy: Hot Design Trends for Luxury Homes

Ask Andy: Hot Design Trends for Luxury Homes

Posted 06/05/2017

Today’s luxury home designs are continually giving homebuyers more space and amenities than ever before. From expansive kitchens to smart home technology, new homebuyers have endless opportunities to own their ideal home. We sat down with Maracay Homes President Andy Warren to get his predictions for the hottest design trends in the luxury housing market.

Andy, what is one housing trend you’re seeing more of this year? 

Smart home technology is definitely becoming more important for homeowners. Whether accessing home security systems or thermostats, buyers are considering how a smart home could make their lives simpler and their homes more efficient. When you can control your entire home with a touch of a button or remotely on any device, it gives you a peace of mind.

What can we expect to see in new luxury home developments throughout the rest of 2017?

A significant trend we’re seeing is a focus on seamless indoor-outdoor living spaces, especially near the living room and kitchen areas. Expect to see fewer barriers between indoor-outdoor areas, using collapsible window walls and oversized sliding doors. These features create a picturesque, open environment with natural lighting and additional space for entertaining.

Another hot housing trend that’s gaining popularity is spa-like bathrooms. It’s becoming more common to see resort-style features and the comforts of a five-star hotel all within a spacious home bathroom. Special features such as walk-in showers with smooth entries, large vanities, and oversized tubs help create a luxurious retreat homeowners can enjoy every day.

With all the features available in a new home, it seems there’s always something new on the horizon. What feature do you think buyers value above all else?

Space is typically the most important aspect for any homebuyer.  Today’s homebuyers are increasingly looking for more space, with many seeking floor plans topping 5,000 square feet. Inside the home, buyers look for spacious walk-in closets, more counter space in the kitchen, and additional storage areas. Outside, large patios or RV and accessory garages are popular options for extra entertaining or functional spaces.