Designing a custom home can allow you to be creative with your floorplan, as well as with colors and designs. But even though you may really want to put your own personal touches on your new abode, just how “trendy” should you be?

The answer to that depends on some key factors.

For instance, are today’s current designs and amenities something that you can live with for a long period of time? Or would you instead prefer to stick with more neutral – and time-tested – color schemes and patterns?

Likewise, just how functional are some of today’s “hot” trends in terms of your day-to-day living? As an example, while wicker furniture may initially look nice on your back patio, it may or may not stand up with continued use over time.

There are actually a number of other items to consider as well when it comes to living with today’s trends, while at the same time, factoring in functionality, quality, and even convenience.

Just How Trendy Should You Be with Your New Custom Home’s DécorFor example, according to the recently released National Association of Home Builders’ 2019 home trends and buyer preferences report, going with a dedicated laundry room area outweighed some of the trendier alternatives like built-in wine cellars.

Some of the other items at the top of the list included energy-efficient windows and ceramic or porcelain tile flooring (particularly in high-traffic areas like the kitchen).

Need advice on how to design the home of your dreams in Orlando or the surrounding Central Florida area?

If so, give us a call. At Rare Builders, our top priority is to work with you in creating a home you’ll love, while at the same time, providing you with top-notch customer service and ensuring that you’re in the know throughout the entire project, and beyond.