Living in Lake Tahoe, NV, we have seen a surge of new residents and second home owners deciding that if they need to be at home, they might as well live in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
At our architecture firm that designs homes in Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Carson City, NV, we have been approached by new clients throughout the West who have purchased land and are ready to build. From the prestigious Gray’s Crossing in Truckee, CA, to one of our favorite ski and golf home developments in Nevada – Clear Creek Tahoe, there are more homes being designed and built than we have seen in many years. And with good reason.
For those of us who have yet to retire, we are all well aware of the new “work, live, play’ lifestyle that has become the norm. And with this new world is a whole new appreciation for our homes which have become the cocoon that wraps around our every day life. So what does today’s ‘work at home’ design look like? Here are some highlights that our team at Borelli Architecture in Incline Village, NV are recommending to our clients who have selected our firm to design their mountain estate and golf course homes in Nevada.
Architectural Design Trends for Today’s “Work at Home” Environment
“Zoom”Room – Never before has the space behind and around our desk been so important. With the world having every opportunity to see what your office looks like, and possibly hearing everything going on in your home, the life in which you live most of your life is wide-open for all to see and hear. With this trend there is a high demand to either design a room or two that insures privacy as well as plenty of space to conduct business, or remodel a home to include a brand new office environment.
“Stay-Cation” Concepts – Earlier in this news piece we referred to the live, work, play world that most of us have become very accustomed to this past year. Now, it’s the norm. As such, our architect firm in North Lake Tahoe is designing elements throughout the home that accent the lifestyle that mirror our clients’ preferences – be it work or play. From expansive kitchens where one can entertain while enjoying their family’s company, to ‘great rooms’ which are truly a great escape. i.e. floor to ceiling windows, large fireplaces and pizza ovens, room for a new Pool Table, and then some.
Outdoor is Always “In” at Lake Tahoe – We couldn’t leave this one out of our list. Most of the home designs throughout the High Sierra accent the benefits that come with buying property and building a home in Truckee and Lake Tahoe. No matter where one builds, Mother Nature is at our beckoning call. Think: sliding glass windows that bring the outdoor in, state-of-the-art outdoor kitchens, mud rooms and large storage areas for all our toys, and down in the valley of Carson City, pools are back and one of the hottest features of 2021.
Romper Room – For Boomers, this term may bring back memories of the morning TV show that we were all glued to while the parents enjoyed some peace and quiet. Today, it’s kind of the same concept yet today’s Romper Room is right home and usually down the hall or above the garage. Within this ‘hide-away’ for the kids, we are seeing all sorts of additions that include a full bath, small kitchen, basketball hoops, padded flooring for gymnastics, comfy couches and large screen TV’s. Within this ‘arena’ is an area that depicts a high tech school room with plenty of technology, exceptional lighting, and comfortably-sized desks and chairs.
And that is just the beginning of the new trends for home design. When you are ready to build your new home, or want to chat with us about remodeling your home, we always appreciate the opportunity to share our design ideas that include the new trends for home design in Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond.
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