The Top 7 Custom Home Design Trends of 2024

Are you planning a homebuilding project? Do you know what the current trends in home building are? While it’s great to be ‘in fashion,’ many of this year’s trends also point to sustainable living and designing spaces that will work best for you. Keep reading to discover the latest trends that will help your home feel more modern while satisfying the personal needs of your space. 

1. Blended Backsplashes

You don’t have to worry about rolling up your sleeves and cleaning the grout between every small tile because blended backsplashes are in! Blended backsplashes often use large slabs instead of numerous tiles, making them quicker to install and easier to clean. They give your kitchen a sleek look and can be made from various materials, including ceramic, natural stone, glass, and wood.

2. Warm Neutral Colours

There was a time when bold colours were the way to go, but nowadays, warm, neutral colours are very popular. Neutral colours can brighten any room, and choosing one colour throughout your home can help create a sense of flow.

3. Personalization

One of the biggest trends in recent years is personalizing your space to suit your needs. If you love entertaining, try designing the perfect entertainment space to accommodate your guests. Or, if health and fitness are a primary goal, how about including a yoga studio or gym in your home? Mudrooms are perfect for large, active families to provide storage for all their outdoor equipment. Or, if you love the idea of unwinding in the bathtub, consider investing in a spa-style bathroom so you can relax at the end of the day. 

4. Biophilic Design Principles

Biophilic design brings the natural world inside, connecting you more closely with nature. From earth tones and neutral colour palettes to large windows to enjoy natural light and the home’s surrounding view, a well-designed, thoughtful space can help you feel calm and improve your mood. Consider bringing in some plants— they look great and are well-known for their ability to purify the air, making them a great addition to your home.  

5. Sustainable Design Features

In a city that boasts over 300 sunny days each year, why not maximize the benefits of the sun by installing solar panels and using them to illuminate your home, heat your water, and keep you warm in winter?

Many homeowners are aware of the environmental impact their homes have and enthusiastically embrace sustainable features. Our team is committed to creating sustainable homes, and we can help you limit your carbon footprint by adding environmental features that make financial sense and protect the planet.

6. Smart Homes

The integration of smart technology is becoming a common feature of modern homes. Also known as home automation, internet-connected devices allow for remote monitoring and control of home appliances, lighting, and heating. These devices can be easily managed through smartphones, enabling you to monitor your home even when you’re away. Home automation offers convenience, energy efficiency, and cost savings.

Here are some examples of appliances and devices that you can control remotely:

  • Lights
  • Thermostats
  • Security systems
  • Coffee makers
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Ovens
  • Door locks
  • Garage doors
  • Pet feeders
  • Lawn sprinklers

7. Flexible living spaces

Flexible spaces accommodate a variety of activities within one room. This is a particular advantage in smaller homes where the ability to assign permanent spaces is limited. Consider a dining room that can be converted into an office or a home office that can accommodate your overnight guests.