13 Home Construction Trends That Were Prevalent in 2019
Trends come and go, but home construction trends tend to be a little more permanent.
Home construction trends are not like fashion where you wear a choker a few times and the trend fades so then the choker also fades into the depths of your jewelry box.
Trends that are using in constructing a property like houses and buildings are typically longer investments that are harder to change and improve.
Home Construction Trends
Let's take a look at 13 of the most popular home construction trends from 2019.
1. Open Floorplans
While this may not have been very popular in the past in Pakistan, this trend has been very popular all over the world for a very long time. Open floorplans are basically spaces of the house that do not have walls to separate different sections of the house. On average, these areas consist of a flow of space from the living room to the dining room to the kitchen.
These are the most used rooms of the house so by not separating them families and loved ones are able to engage in conversation, spend time with each other, and have more intimate experiences without walls. Overall open floorplans give the illusion of larger spaces because there is a flow amongst rooms.
2. Black is Back
While white has been a very popular choice for homebuilders and designers for the past few years, black has made its way to the front. Black may not be everyone's taste or preference, but it makes a statement.
Aside from making a statement, it is sleek and chic at the same time, which is hard to find with other colors. One black statement wall, black glossy tiles in a bathroom, or some black cabinetry with a colorful backsplash is any black lover's dream in a house.
3. Modern Farmhouse
This style has never been as popular as it was in 2019. The rustic look mixed with different textures makes the perfect statement on the outside and inside of a house. Farmhouse sinks offer plenty of space for dishes and accessibility due to its lower height.
Farmhouse doors help to save space in houses and give rooms the illusion of extra length. Farmhouse exteriors are a unique and fun way to stand out from neighbors and makes it extremely easy for visitors to find your house. The different textures add interest and a homey vibe.
4. Not One But Four Accent Walls
So it isn't uncommon to see a colorful accent wall throughout a house or maybe in just one room, but colorful walls made their way into 2019 and haven't stopped since.
Homeowners and designers are more open to painting walls a color versus the white walls we all deem as classic. It's hard to imagine a pink dining room, but if that's what you want then this is the perfect time to go for it. If all color is too much, add a plain trim or molding for some depth and separation of color.
5. Solar Energy
This trend has been increasing year after year and made a huge jump in 2019 with the new companies that opened up that now offer solar panels and solar energy layouts through homes and businesses. Solar energy helps to take power from the sun, which then is used to power electric items in the house.
This trend has rapidly caught on because it is environmentally-friendly, it helps save in bills, and it adds value to any property. This is just a step into the modern lifestyle and we will continue to see this trend blossom.
6. Sustainability is Key
We are so quick to throw out furniture to spice up a room or if something has gotten old, but the new trend is to reuse, reuse, recycle. It is better to paint an old item, take out some knobs for a new look, or add contact paper to any plain surface.
It gives a new and improved look while saving tons of money and saving the Earth while at it. The best is when you can build a basic piece into a unique, one of a kind piece.
7. Light, More Light, Some More Light
While back in the day our parents would yell at us to close the curtains and keep neighbors from looking in, that is just not the case in recent times. Sunrooms, ceiling to floor windows, glass doors, and blinds instead of curtains have become the ideal way to allow light and freshness into the home.
More light in the house allows for better selfies, better lighting for all of the new generation vloggers, and just a more airy vibe. No more need to turn on the lights during the day so save some money by investing in the beginning.
8. Home Offices Have Officially Become A Thing
This new working class generation seems to need a home office above anything in a home, which is why home offices have become a staple in all new-builts. This has been prevalent in the past, but it has been taken to an extreme and has become a necessity when househunting or designers.
This comes in handy for all freelancers, bloggers, vloggers, remote employees, and entrepreneurs.
A home office is an area set aside in a house designated as the "work area". The room or area usually has a desk set up with a computer and some space for seating.
9. Colorful Fixtures Throughout The House
Black and gold fixtures like doorknobs, faucets, handles, and railings are the go-to when something out of the box is wanted in the house. Different-colored fixtures add a unique look and add a more vintage or modern feel to the house.
This small difference can increase the value of any property significantly. This may be an expensive upgrade from steel or stainless steel, but it is worth the investment for most when looking for houses or building a house.
10. Floor to Ceiling Tiling in Bathrooms
The days of plain walls and tiles only on the floor are gone. Tiling all throughout the room has become a major trend and it doesn't to be slowing down anytime soon. Installing tiles from top to bottom of the bathroom creates an illusion of bigger space and it provides continuity which can be helpful in styling and designing spaces.
Since marble tiles top to bottom aren't everyone's preferences, a clean solid color like white, gray, or black could be an option too. This trend will help to save money since the tiles of choice can be bought in bulk.
The incomplete look of concrete has taken over and people have adopted this trend into flooring, walls, furniture pieces, countertops and so many more. While concrete has always been looked as incomplete and something that needs to be covered it is more than accepted now. It helps to give a space a modern twist while saving tons of money in supplies and labor.
Everyone and their mothers know how inexpensive a bag of cement is and how easy it is to find people to work with concrete to create unique spaces. Concrete is not only for artist lofts but has become a staple in a lot of new-builds over the past year.
12. Exposed Brick or Stone
Exposed brick or stone makes a statement and it can be as easy to install as wallpaper is. This is a good alternative to accent walls and wall decor but in a more clean and sleek way.
Sometimes an accent wall can make the lighting in a room weird or wall decor can clutter a room with its colors that don't match the atmosphere of a room. Brick or stone can add a more homey feel and makes any space comfortable and easy to design around.
13. Kitchen Islands
While this isn't particularly a new trend for 2019, it is a new element that became more prevalent in Pakistan in the past year. Kitchen islands are used to add more counter space in kitchens, more seating for meals, and more available space for a sink or stovetop.
Kitchen islands can also be used for extra storage and to add value to a kitchen since it is becoming a sought after addition to kitchens. While it can be more expensive to build, it will always be worth the investment.
If you are considering using any of these trends in 2020 then take the chance and include these trends, because they all add value in the long run.