Follow Current Custom Home Trends to Build a Fantasy Home

If you are looking to build a home this year, then you should look on to some of the new trends that have gained prominence among builders, before finalizing on the design of your dream home.


Copper is a metal, that has been gaining prominence in decorative pieces and as well as functional pieces, such as in tubs, faucets, sinks and light decorations. Today, top custom home builders use copper in decorative and functional pieces as they think that, copper adds a rustic as well as traditional look to the house. This trend has been growing only due to the uncanny twist copper provides.

Water Features

Water features is another thing that has gained Unique Press prominence in the past year for providing a sweet and relaxing atmosphere. Today, top home builders are pushing water based features in new dream homes, by inculcating open water paths, fountains and waterfalls. These water features when added, adds a soothing environment to the home, and it’s really great to come back to home after a long and hard day at work.

Usually, a new type of water feature that is added nowadays by the custom home builders are, a water island, right in the middle of the kitchen. These water islands are made out of granite, wood or marble. But, some of the future homeowners may not like this feature, as this would need culmination of outdoor and indoor living spaces.

Fluid Design

Today, rather than having two dedicated spaces, indoor and outdoor space, new homes are flowing in and out, and out to in without any restriction. Obviously, there is a restriction, but it is undefined using a glass wall or a screen, which are retractable and can be opened at any point of time to let the fresh air come in and flow out. The interior walls and floors are also made up of more natural material to bring in the outside rustic feeling to the home.
Even stairways nowadays feature glass, which calls for a more open look inside the home. Staircases are made up of materials like iron or wood, which brings out the natural feeling.

Today, socializing with people is becoming scarce. Therefore, you may design your outdoor space, so that, sometimes you may enjoy with family and friends. You may add in a fireplace or a fire pit, or a tandoor station so that you may enjoy a barbeque with your friend and family. As experts are saying, nowadays people are starting to understand the value of outdoor spaces, and even in colder climates, outdoor spaces are a large hit. Even, some of the custom homes have a bigger outdoor space than the interior space.


At some point of time in the 90’s, contemporary designs took a storm in the market. Plastic and cement was two of the most important things in custom homes, but today, the rustic feeling is coming back. Top home builders are fusing the two, rustic and modern designs together and making custom homes, even more attractive. In current trends, this fusion of elegancy and rustic feeling, is creating quite a storm.

Go Green

In this age of global warming, it is really very important to go green. Being conscious about the environment is an essential part of being a homeowner. Using reusable products is both environment friendly, and also gives a new look to the home.

Lasting Legacies Design is a Calgary based custom home builder, which can give you a unique look to your home. Regardless of the size of the clientele, Lasting Legacies Design will treat every other client equally. Call them to know about their quote and to get an appointment with an expert.

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