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The ability to differentiate between home repairs and improvements that you can make yourself and those that will require the help of a contractor is a very important skill to have. Not only will this skill prevent you from spending more money than you need to on professional services, but it will also help you to avoid costly mistakes by attempting DIY projects that are out of your league. It is my hope that this information contained in this blog will help you to obtain this skill. More importantly, it is my hope that once you have identified a project you wish to take on, this information in this blog will help you to get the job done.

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4 Current Trends You Will Want to Look For in New Custom Homes

Ross Stewart

If you are in the market for a new custom home, there are some features that you will be looking for. Trends in design are also going to help you choose your next home. Some of the trends that you may want in a new custom home include wiring for electronic devices, automation for windows, and outdoor living space you can use. Here are some of the most popular custom home design trends that you will want to be on the lookout for.

1. Voice Controlled Automation That Makes Life Easier

In modern home designs, automation is everything. Lights, mechanical systems, and even window treatments can be automated. With new homes, the new trend is to install voice controls that allow you to speak commands to operate your home automation systems and make your life a little easier. Voice controls are great for things like lighting and home entertainment systems that include audio and video throughout the design of your home. 

2. Less Is More with Small Contemporary Designs and Outdoor Spaces

Today, another trend is to create outdoor living space that you can use daily. With custom home designs, the space and footprint of the building may be smaller. Contemporary designs that are smaller but utilize every inch of space on your property are in. This can include some areas of your home that are separated by outdoor living spaces.

3. Kitchen Design That Accommodate New Generations That Love Cooking

There are also kitchen designs that are a great solution to accommodate young generations. Today, many younger families like to cook and gather in the kitchen rather than eat out or order takeout meals. Kitchen designs should have plenty of preparation room, as well as seating for entertaining guests.

4. Automation and Wiring That Meets the Needs of Modern Tech in Households

Automation has become a standard in the wiring of modern home designs. It is also important to consider tech and portable devices when wiring for automation and low-voltage. You want to use outlets that include USB ports for charging devices. It is also a good idea to wire for home networking cables and LAN connects that will allow devices to easily be connected to local networks and the Internet.

These are some of the most current custom home design trends that you will want to be on the lookout for. If you are looking for the right home, contact a custom home builder and talk with them about some of these features for the design of your home.