For most of us, the past few years have been a real doozy. Now that we’re finally seeing life returning to a more normal routine and pace, building projects are ramping up once more, and with fewer material acquisition issues expected to mar the industry next year, there’s no time like the present to start dreaming up that ideal San Antonio luxury custom home project you’ve been putting on the backburner for the past 18 months.
The custom home building industry is ever-changing, and just like interior design, trends come and go with each passing year. Whether you’re planning on having a brand new luxury home built from the ground up, or are renovating your current residence, it pays to keep up-to-date with the latest developments if you’re eager to create something truly unique. Luckily, with just a little help from the experts to Urbano Design & Build, you can do just that.
Stay Ahead of the Curve
The curvy custom home is set to take center stage in 2022, with traditional straight lines making waves for this voluptuous new trend. But we’re not only talking about walls and ceilings this time; we’ve seen those before. Instead, the new year will be all about arched windows and entryways, barrel-vaulted ceilings and other similarly eclectic features. A stylization that is set to extend beyond just building features alone, we’ll also see décor and interior design following suit, with curvy statement pieces of furniture, accessories and wall-hangings all set to make an appearance.
Keep It Healthy
There’s nothing like a pandemic to shine a spotlight on the importance of our health, and this year, we’re seeing a new generation of ‘healthy home’ projects considering our living spaces. Innovative offerings like the Protect ceramic tiles with Microban are able to block the metabolism of pathogen-causing bacteria in the home, while builder Lansea’s ‘whole home’ air purifier will become an essential for maintaining optimal air quality and preserving our health.
Builders and homeowners alike are starting to embrace the trend, and from new builds to renovations, it seems we’re all becoming more mindful about our surroundings and eager to spin our living spaces to our advantage, rather than becoming a victim of them later down the line. Affluent and older home buyers have been the largest adopters of this trend.
Back to Nature
If the pandemic did one good thing, it was help people become more mindful of their efforts to bring the outdoors indoors. Homeowners everywhere made efforts to let plants and foliage playing a central role in interior design. Moving forward, we’ll see home building take on a nature-inspired direction of its own. As we strive to become more sustainable, builders are designing features that aim to mesh with the geography and ecology of a lot, and local, organic materials in natural colors will be the order of the day.
Glass elements, too, will feature heavily, as we look to let more natural light into our homes than ever before. Not only are we becoming increasingly aware of the health benefits, which include getting your daily dose of Vitamin D and regulating your circadian rhythm for a better night’s sleep, but we’re also looking for new ways to cut down our electricity usage and reduce our carbon footprints. Floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, and glass roofing, can help us to achieve all of those things, as well as making us feel closer to nature, so we can expect to see them becoming a popular building design feature in the new year.
Open and multi-use spaces have been having a moment in recent years, particularly when it comes to luxury custom homes. Improving the flow from one room to another and creating a whole new level of spaciousness, it’s been easy to see their appeal. Through the rest of the year, we expect to continue to see unique, distinctive spaces become the norm once more.
With parents and children attempting to work, study, relax and play at home, the need for separate spaces, each with their own purpose, is becoming apparent. In order to be able to concentrate without disruption throughout the working day, and then later switch off, relax and unwind, we’re craving distinction between home offices and living rooms in particular, so we can expect to see a return to the more traditional home set-up this year.
2022 will go down as the year that home design trends collectively were shaped by the world emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and embracing the “new normal” of our lives. For all your custom home design and build needs, contact the professionals at Urbano Design & Build. We would love the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your vision and help bring your dream to life!