The 2022 custom built luxury home will have all the technology available and be smarter than ever, but what will it look like?
Inside, we’ll see patterned hardwood floors with two-toned inlays of, perhaps, lighter hardwood covering an entire room or just part of one. Black accents will appear through hardware, faucets, appliances and window frames.
Flex space offering anything from an extra guest room to a kids’ rec room to just a quiet space to relax will be a must in new-home building.
Our appreciation with the mental and physical benefits of surrounding ourselves with nature may take the form of a conservatory within the home. This could be a garden-inspired room or even a sunny corner somewhere in the house.
Both inside and outside, straight lines and sharp angles will give way to curves. Rounded edges will be seen in furniture and decorative pieces and appear as doorways and arches. Expect to include barrel-vault ceilings, arched windows and curved ceilings for porches, decks and walkways.
Speaking of which, walkways not only provide a path to your front door, they guide one’s eye to the home’s front entry — stone-and-pavers walkways offer an informal, organic aesthetic.
Homebuilders will continue the trend of offering outdoor luxury as an extension of the 2022 custom built home by adding outdoor living rooms with televisions and fireplaces along with high-end pools.
Metal roofs, known for their eco-friendliness and long life, are in. Expect more metal — for higher-end homes try bronze or copper — either on the roof or as an accent on a porch roof or awning. Other exterior must-haves:
• An emphasis on exterior lighting. Freestanding lanterns are expected to be popular.
• Multipurpose retaining walls to provide an artsy background for house numbers, an inviting area for built-in planters and offer partial or total privacy to front yard patios.
• Light-colored stone accents, perhaps on siding.
• Wood window trim/headers to provide extra interest.
• Designed concrete siding as a dramatic custom option for contemporary and modern home exteriors.
Black and white will remain favored palettes for the exterior of your home but bright will be replaced with softer, warmer whites. Painted bricks will make for attractive siding.
Color-blocking your home’s outside could balance the a-bit-much feel of an entirely dark paint job. It allows you to experiment, for instance, with moody charcoal color on a section or sections of your white house. Perhaps paint your shutters or front door a deep, rich color while keeping a soft white exterior base. Other trending color palettes include soft neutrals, greens and blues that meld with nature.