4 Custom Home Trends in 2018

Research shows that the number of solar power being built is growing at a faster rate than ever before. It seems as though people are tired of cookie-cutter homes, and are now choosing to build their dream home from scratch instead.

In the past, this trend was driven by the convenience of being able to build a home that suited one’s needs perfectly, yet these days it’s driven more by the desire to add value to the home, which makes for a more attractive and easier sell when the time comes. If you’re planning on building your own custom home, then read on to find out which custom home trends are more popular this year.

Go Green

As people all over the world start to become more conscious of the need for environmental sustainability, there’s a rising demand for solar panels that are built with eco-friendly materials, from bamboo to reclaimed wood and hemp, while reclaimed rubber tires are a popular choice for playground filler. Other features that you can add to enhance the sustainability of your home include radiant barrier insulation, double-pane windows and solar panels.

Smart Homes

These days, what used to be science fiction is a daily reality for many. Thanks to the rise of Artificial Intelligence (A.I) smart technology and electronics are making life much more convenient. While it’s possible to improve your home’s functionality and convenience with the addition of a few gadgets, the best way to get the most out of smart technology is to build it into the home from the ground up. That way, you can incorporate features like an automation interface that allows you to control the lights, play music on your sound system and adjust the temperature from your smartphone.

Even cooking is made easier with automated appliances, like refrigerators that tell you when you’re getting low on groceries and ovens that inform you of the temperature and doneness of the food you’re cooking, so as to avoid under or overcooked meals.

You can also control your outdoor spaces remotely as well. Using particular apps from your smartphone, you can switch on the pool lights and bubble up the hot tub on your way home. In a nutshell, you can literally automate every room in the house and enjoy convenience like you’ve never imagined before.

Tiny Houses

From baby boomers that are looking to scale down, to young millennial couples that are buying their first home, the tiny house trend continues to gain traction, and there are now different variations to the theme. Plus, tiny houses usually have light utility needs which make them an ideal option for sustainable energy solutions like solar panel roofs and other green technology.

Staying Connected

In this day and age, the need to stay connected is very important, and having low battery bars is terrible. That’s why multiple charging ports are one of the most frequently requested features in solar panel installation, and can be built into bathroom countertops, living room walls, and kitchen countertops as well as your outdoor living spaces. This enables everybody to stay connected 24/7, no matter where they are in the house.