Top Trends in New Construction Home Design and Architecture

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New construction homes offer the opportunity to embrace the latest design and architecture trends in Los Angeles. Custom homes give you a clean slate to work with, while spec homes are more limited. Nevertheless, you’ll still have plenty of decisions to make either way, ranging from your home’s style and layout to its flooring and cabinetry. 

Kavin Construction is a premier home builder that can help you design and build a custom home in Los Angeles. We have over 45 years of experience, giving us the edge over many other builders in the area. Not only do we stay on top of the latest trends, but also we combine them with tried-and-true materials and techniques for beautiful, long-lasting results.

Here are the top trends in new construction home design and architecture that you can use for inspiration! 

Open Floor Plans 

Open floor plans continue to be a popular trend in new construction home design. The purpose of this layout is to combine the kitchen and dining room, dining room and living room, or all three. This way, the space feels big and open and promotes better traffic flow. Plus, it’s easier for a family to grow into this type of space, as there’s plenty of room for flexibility. 

Keep in mind that open floor plans can still have barriers between rooms. If you want a quiet home office or kids playroom with a door, that can still be achieved without cutting into an open floor plan. In fact, flex rooms are very popular for this purpose. They serve a variety of functions and are often on the first floor of the home. 

Outdoor Living Spaces 

Outdoor living spaces have become a popular feature for homeowners who want to combine indoor and outdoor living. And, what better place for this type of living than here in L.A. where the sun is always shining! 

New construction homes often have basic yards, but this doesn’t have to be the case when building a custom home. You can add an elegant outdoor kitchen, relaxing fire pit with seating or an inground swimming pool. Kavin Construction can help transform your outdoor space into an oasis where you can relax and entertain. 

Smart Home Technology 

A popular request we get from clients is the desire to have more smart home technology in their builds. Whether you want a true smart home or certain smart home features, we can help make this happen! When homes are energy efficient, it benefits everyone!

The most popular options for smart technology include lighting control, temperature control, security systems, entertainment systems and EV chargers that can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet. Also, be prepared to install solar panels on your home, as new homes in California are required to have solar

Energy Efficiency 

Aside from smart home technology, there are other upgrades you can make to ensure your home is efficient. This is important, as efficient homes have higher property values, lower utility bills and reduced emissions. The best ways to make your home efficient are by choosing high-efficiency windows, insulation and heating and cooling systems. 

Multigenerational Living Spaces

Multigenerational living spaces have become a growing trend in new construction home design. According to Pew Research, nearly 4 in 10 men ages 25 to 29 now live with older relatives. Financial issues top the list as one of the reasons why, but there are other factors, too. For some families, it makes sense to share household responsibilities, childcare and more. 

However, to live comfortably as a larger family, the house must be fitted to multiple generations. A multigenerational living space may include a separate living area or guest suite, such as an accessory dwelling unit (ADU). It may also include a large, open kitchen for eating meals, an oversized island for homework and snacks and a full bathroom on the main floor. 

Modern Farmhouse Style 

The modern farmhouse style has become increasingly popular in new construction home design. The best part is – you can actually build your home to reflect this design instead of just decorating for it! For example, you can install shiplap walls and rustic wood accents such as wood ceiling beams, as well as modern finishes and clean lines. With a decorative touch, your home will look like it came out of a magazine! 

As you start the journey of designing your new home, these are just a few of the top trends in new construction home design and architecture. Kavin Construction can help bring your vision to life using top-quality materials, outstanding workmanship and exceptional customer service. Contact us today for a consultation.