According to Phil Hughes, owner of the Luxury Home Building Company, P.R. Hughes, the following trends are prevalent in our upcoming custom homes for 2015.
- Kitchen/Family Room Living Areas Open to Outdoor Living-
Open floor plans have long been on trend, but with the addition of accordion door units, the kitchen and family room are now being melded with Outdoor Living. Pools, screened porches with outdoor fireplaces and outdoor kitchens are connected both for entertaining and for everyday enjoyment.
- Home Command Centers-
With the popularity of smart phones, tablets, and Wi-Fi, we see more clients looking to combine the home office, laundry center and drop zone. Instead of 3 separate rooms, clients are asking for one large laundry room, adjacent or visible from the kitchen, that provides space for book bags, a charging station for electronics, and counter height work stations that double as folding tables for laundry.
- Freestanding Tubs-
Sleek new designs offered by companies like Kohler provide a new level of sophistication in master and secondary baths.
- Circular Staircases-
Adding a touch of drama and elegance, circular or winding staircases are being requested more frequently from our clients, says Phil Hughes, owner of the Luxury Home Building Company, P.R. Hughes. According to our responses from our website photos and requests from our customers when designing their plans, customers value them as an upscale focal point, especially in the foyer entry.
- Dual Master Suites-
Having more than one master suite, especially on the main level, allows for greater flexibility for multiple generations. It provides a comfortable space for guests or family, long term or short term.