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What does your dream home look like? Are the bathrooms luxe and spacious? Does the kitchen include a breakfast nook, double wall ovens, and a scenic view of the mountains? Are you simply overwhelmed with options and unsure which upgrades will bring you joy both now and in the future?

We get it. Home design trends change every year and what some people will love today won’t necessarily stand the test of time. Explore 2020’s hottest trends in custom home building guaranteed to spark your imagination.

2020 Witnesses Rise in Upscale Kitchens and Bathrooms While floors that radiate heat would be useful in Colorado’s intense winters, they didn’t top the list of custom home trends according to the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) 2020 Home Design Trends Survey. What rose to the top of the charts? Kitchens and bathrooms are the focus of custom home designs as an aging-in-place mentality, and resistance to cookie-cutter features influences the decisions of future homeowners.

In-Kitchen Pet Nooks and Outdoor Cooking Areas

When designing kitchen areas, homeowners in 2020 are focused on making it an inclusive space for family and pets. They’re also interested in divided culinary capabilities to accommodate outdoor dining and/or cooking. Though the climate in Colorado is less-than-forgiving, custom home designs may include a picturesque view of the mountains as seen from wall-sized windows built around the kitchen space.

Accessible Bathrooms with Standalone Shower Stalls

Whether you’re building your forever home or customizing an investment property, bathrooms are a focal point for both families and potential buyers. Current survey results show enhanced interest in larger, accessible bathrooms that include standalone, walk-in shower stalls instead of traditional bathtubs. Experts believe this specific design choice indicates that more homeowners are considering aging-in-place within their custom-built home or investors view a larger, more accommodating bathroom as a selling point.

Spa-like Bathroom Designs

Everyone wants to feel like they’re on vacation while at home, right? That’s the dream, after all. Spa-like bathroom features, such as cedar plank saunas, heated floors, and adjustable, recessed lighting set the mood for relaxation (even if just for a few minutes while the kids are napping). Custom-building your home means you get to create your own personal oasis to which you can easily escape after a busy day.

Kitchens Built for Tech

The kitchen is where everyone gathers throughout the day, so the modern kitchen needs to accommodate the needs of busy professionals, students in school, and the occasional recipe app. Builders are seeing an increase in the number of requests for tech-connected kitchens outfitted with dedicated charging stations.

Trust RM Construction with Your Custom Home Design Whether you already know what you want your custom home design to feature or need a little help exploring your options, we’re here for you. At RM Construction, we specialize in helping future homeowners conceptualize, design, and build their perfect home amidst the Colorado Rockies. Schedule a custom home consultation with one of our design and construction experts today!