July 18, 2014
5 Building Trends that Never Go Out of Fashion

The process of building a home is an exciting one and it is only natural to want to include some of the latest design trends in your plans for your new home. Unfortunately, many new design trends end up being nothing more than a passing fad. When such designs go out of style, you may find yourself feeling displeased with your home and considering an expensive home renovation within just a few years.

Out of style design trends may also make it more difficult to sell your home in the future. The solution is choosing a timeless building trend that will never go out of style. Remember that timeless does not necessarily mean designing a home that is conventional or filled with antiques. There are many other ways in which you can design a home that will stand the test of time and not look passé with just a few years.

Below we have listed 5 building trends that we feel won’t go out of fashion any time soon:

1. Universal Design

As more people are spending an increased amount of time in their homes, designers are now creating home designs that reflect this new lifestyle. Many universal home designs feature wide hallways and increasingly open spaces that make it easy for homes to make the transition with you as your kids grow up and you grow older. Flowing designs ensure that the home remains airy and spacious. Accordion divider doors, sliders, and pocket doors make it easy to close off open spaces for more private use. Such elements also make it easier to navigate your home safely throughout your entire lifetime.

2. Naturally Occurring Materials

The use of materials that occur naturally in the area is an excellent way to ensure a timeless design. Natural resources from the area, including brick, stones, and woods will ensure that your home looks as though it has always been there. One reason that a Tuscan villa looks so at home in Italy is that it incorporates elements from the area. The same can be true for your home.

3. Classic Styling

Classic styling may sound boring but can be anything but that. To incorporate classic styling into your home’s plan, consider drawing from Greek elements that include stripes, columns, and architectural mouldings.

4. Functional Design

One of the great benefits of a functional design is that it is both timeless as well as appealing to modern design trends. Functional designs are neither boring nor over the top. Instead, they suggest a type of quiet elegance and confidence. Featuring clean lines without a lot of fuss, functional designs are timeless.

5. Use of Recycled Materials

In the last few years, there has been an increasing interest in using recycling materials and eco-friendly designs. Architectural gems from the past can often be re-purposed and reused into both functional and amazing elements in your home. Whether it is converting broken coloured glass into a mosaic tile for your new kitchen counter-top or reusing old wood for trim, the use of recycled materials is one building trend that can create a timeless look.

It’s important to pick the right building style

So whether you are building a brand new home, renovating an existing one or adding more room with a home extension; picking the right building trends that won’t go out of style could be the difference to you eventually selling your home for a lot of money or… Now obviously we have only touched on each of the 5 home building trends above and if you are wanting a particular style of building constructed and are situated in Penrith or Western Sydney, we would be more than happy to chat with you about it.

Simply give us a call or contact us via our contact form.

Have a great week and thanks for reading.

Shane Caldwell
0414 446 572

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