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8 House Building Trends You Should Incorporate in 2023

8 House Building Trends You Should Incorporate in 2023
18th May 2023

It’s important to stay in the loop with the latest house building design trends.

Homeowners in 2023 can enjoy the best that modern constructions and renovations have to offer. To help you with your perfect home, Maidment has put together this list of the top 8 house building trends to incorporate in 2023. From quintessential modern design choices to surprising additions and resurgences, these trends will give you unique and bold ideas for your new home. 

1. Colour

2023 is all about colour in home designs, as there is a renewed interest in bright colours and cheerful textures. Embracing vibrant colours inside your home can create unique colour palettes and improve your mental health and mood. This trend is especially important after the pandemic. With a colourful house, you can enjoy the tones of summer skies and green woods from the comfort of your own home. You can incorporate colours into your walls through unique materials and varnishes or in the furnishings, cushions, and posters. 

2. Natural wood

Homeowners in 2023 will appreciate natural wood more and more. While modern all-white walls had their time, natural wood is making a comeback — especially lighter woods. The most popular use of this trend by far is patterned hardwood, which can create beautiful natural designs. Natural wood aesthetics are perfect for any style or budget, whether for the inside or outside of the house. Whether you use oak, spotted gum, walnut, or beech, you can’t go wrong with nature’s bread and butter.

3. Sustainable materials

A significant trend moving into the 2020s is sustainable materials and home goods, which are designed to preserve the environment. Popular sustainable building materials include stone, bamboo, cork, and engineered timber, which are energy-efficient, durable, and eco-friendly. As an added bonus, some insurance agencies will give you discounts on insurance costs if you use sustainable and eco-friendly building materials.

4. Solar panels and renewable energy

Using solar energy is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint. Whether you go off-grid or on-grid, solar bills can save you money on electricity in the long run. You can use the popular roof panels or place your solar array anywhere else that gets sun, like your backyard. Make your home energy-efficient and use renewable energy to embrace eco-friendly modernity in 2023.

 5. Dedicated workspaces

With remote work becoming more common in many industries, flexible work-from-home office spaces have become a popular home design option. Incorporate a dedicated home office — or two smaller office spaces. Alternatively, you can build a multi-purpose room that can be used for work during the week and leisure during the weekend. 

 6. Outdoor living spaces and recreational areas

Homeowners in 2023 love spending time outdoors, and many seek to extend their living areas beyond what’s inside their houses. Consider building or extending an inviting outdoor living area. Possible options include a covered patio, outdoor kitchen, or plunge pool, perfect for entertaining guests. If you have pets or children or are a sports enthusiast, having a well-designed and maintained outdoor play area can be beneficial. Front yards are also having a resurgence — having a well-maintained front yard can increase the curb appeal and value of your house.

7. Closed floor plans

Open floor plans, which combine living and dining areas into an interconnected space, were once wildly popular. However, closed floor plans are all the rage these days. Closed floor plans provide privacy and peace to homeowners who want to separate their living areas. This also allows for each room to have a different style, with bold colour choices and designs that create a distinctive aesthetic for each room. That’s not to say that you can’t have any interconnected spaces, but it’s always nice to have the option of enjoying both closed and open areas.

8. Arches

Arches add elegance, sophistication, and beauty to any home. They also give the illusion that your house is bigger than it actually is. Arches are excellent additions to doorways, rooms, and outside areas. Modern homes generally use straight lines and blocky designs, so arches can break up the pattern, add value and curb appeal to your home, and give it a unique aesthetic. Talk to your designer and construction team to add unique elements, such as bricks or panelling, to make the arches even more outstanding. 

Final thoughts 

Incorporating these 8 house building trends into your house in 2023 will ensure your home is cosy, aesthetic, and unique. Embrace bold designs, natural woods, outdoorsy atmospheres, and sustainable materials to build the perfect home.

Maidment is known for their house building and real estate expertise, offering modern home designs and exquisite house and land packages in Townsville and North Queensland. We stay up to date with the latest house building trends and are passionate about helping homeowners build their dream houses. Let our professional team help you create the perfect home in 2023 - contact Maidment today to get started.