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Building a Home--Things to Consider

Building your own home is an exciting adventure that requires careful planning and consideration. At Avocet Design Build, we understand that the process can be overwhelming, which is why we've put together this list of popular design trends to keep in mind as you plan and build your new home. Incorporating these trends can elevate your lifestyle and make your new home both stylish and functional.

Open-concept floor plans that combine multiple living spaces into one large area, such as the kitchen, dining room, and living room, can create a sense of spaciousness and make your home feel welcoming to guests.

Living Room

Sustainable and eco-friendly materials, such as recycled materials, solar panels, and energy-efficient appliances, can help reduce your carbon footprint and save you money in the long run.

Smart home technology, including voice-activated assistants, automated lighting and temperature controls, and security systems, can simplify your life and enhance your home's functionality.

Large windows and sliding glass doors that allow natural light to flood the interior spaces and connect the inside and outside areas of the home can create a bright and airy atmosphere.

Multi-functional spaces, such as rooms that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as a home office that doubles as a guest bedroom, can maximize the use of space in your home.

Natural and organic materials, such as wood and stone, to create a warm and inviting atmosphere can add an earthy and welcoming touch to your home.

Minimalist design, with clean lines and simple shapes that create a sense of openness and tranquility, can create a peaceful and serene environment.

Play Room

Outdoor living spaces, such as patios and decks, that extend the living areas of the home and provide additional space for entertaining can enhance your enjoyment of your property.

High ceilings, which create a sense of grandeur and make the home feel more spacious, can add elegance and sophistication to your home.

Industrial design elements, such as exposed brick and concrete, metal accents, and large pendant lights, to create a modern and edgy look, can add character and interest to your home.

As you consider these design trends, it's also important to keep in mind the practical aspects of building your own home.

Here are 10 things to consider when building your own home:

  1. Location, location, location. Think about the proximity to schools, shopping, work, and entertainment.

  2. Budget. Determine your budget before you start the building process.

  3. Design. Work with a design-build firm like Avocet to create a custom design that meets your needs and reflects your personality.

  4. Size. Determine how much space you need and how much space you can afford.

  5. Energy efficiency. Think about features like insulation, windows, and appliances.

  6. Storage. Plan for ample storage space in your home.

  7. Lighting. Plan for natural light and consider different lighting options like overhead lights, lamps, and dimmer switches.

  8. Functionality. Consider traffic flow, furniture placement, and the location of electrical outlets.

  9. Maintenance. Plan for easy maintenance and upkeep.

  10. Timeline. Work with a design-build firm like Avocet to create a realistic timeline and stay on schedule.

At Avocet Design Build, we specialize in innovative design-build solutions that incorporate both the latest trends and practical considerations to create a custom-built home that meets your needs and reflects your personality. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you elevate your lifestyle with a custom-built home.

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