Every year we enjoy the opportunity to share our insight into the trends in architecture. Today, we are looking into the future of home design and have a few things that we are seeing that are consistent requests from our clients within our architecture firm in Incline Village, NV, and throughout Lake Tahoe. As we get closer to 2020, we will continue to keep our eyes on the trends. Yet in the meantime, here are few very clear concepts that are very much in demand.
Whether our clients are connecting with us to remodel their home at the Lake or on the links, or have just purchased a property in the prestigious communities of Clear Creek Tahoe in Carson City or St. James’ Village in Reno, NV, the vision is clear: home design must take the environment into consideration – inside and out. From recycled materials to re-purposed wood and metal, all of the options should come into play within the design process.
Clean and Contemporary
Take a look at our last blog that showcased a home that is under construction in Incline Village. You will notice the ‘mountain modern’ design that has become very popular in 2021 and we expect that to continue. It’s a fresh and natural look that blends into the environment. A new and particular trend is our clients’ interest in designing and building smaller homes; this is a big switch from the mega-mansions that used to pop up all over our community, and
With families ALL living at home, space – and multipurpose areas – have become the primary discussion before any of the other details are discussed. Think: Great Room, Private Offices, Gym, Outdoor Kitchens, etc.
Room to Relax
What was once one’s vision of the bathroom has been completely turned upside-down. Today it continues to serve its original purpose yet is designed with a plethora of comfort features. It’s where one can escape the busy household and slip into a steam shower, spa, and have an adjoining massage room as well.
Many of our clients are keen on the costs of construction, lumber prices in particular, and have asked us to consider new/different options for building the home. It is not unusual these days to see the use of iron and aluminum – more so than ever before
All combined, the future of home design looks bright and light with simple styles and sensible use of materials inside and out.
In closing, whenever you have questions about the future of home design, or just want to talk to an architect who has been in the business for many decades, feel free to contact us at any time.
James P. Borelli
Lake Tahoe / Truckee