Latest Trends in Custom Home Design

It can be difficult to strike a balance between timeless and trendy when it comes to custom home design. At Judd Builders, we build all styles of custom homes and we’ve seen a lot of trends come and go. Some we loved and some needed to go before they were in!

We guide our clients through our custom home building process and work with them during each stage to identify the design elements they want to incorporate in their home. It’s important to us that our clients find a style that works for their lifestyle, fits within their budget and won’t look dated in 10 years.

One of the benefits of working with an experienced Asheville custom home builder is that they can help you make design choices that you’ll love for many years to come. We will team up with your architect and interior designer if you choose to partner with one, to create unique, one-of-a-kind design elements throughout your home. Choose a builder that can show you creative ideas and solutions they’ve come up with for past clients.

Here are trends we’re seeing now.

  1. Mixed metals – A combination of metals can create a pop in any room of the house. Don’t be afraid to mix fixture and decor metals including brass, chrome, copper, or stainless steel. Don’t go overboard, rather choose a couple that compliment the other. Metals with cool tones like chrome, stainless steel, and nickel are classic and great for most styles. Mix your stainless steel appliances with a brass faucet or polished brass hardware to add some depth and get away from matchy-matchy. Think about how the metals will look with your counter tops, flooring and cabinets and don’t have too many competing metals.

2. Bold blues – Blue is still hot and we’re loving the areas of the home where we’re seeing it. It’s eye-catching and according to House Beautiful’s Color Report, 29% of respondents chose blue as their overall favorite hue so it makes sense that we’re seeing lots of blue! Islands, accent walls, and powder rooms are the top areas where our clients are making a statement with blue. We don’t see blue going away anytime soon.

3. Dark exterior colors – We’ve had years and years of beige and gray and we’re starting to see a shift towards darker colors. Not everyone loves a dark house, but there are ways to incorporate this contrasting trend with accent colors on the exterior.

4. Oversized hardware –  There are more choices than ever before when it comes to cabinetry hardware. This trend doesn’t work so well in compact rooms, but oversized hardware in the right room can draw your eye to beautiful cabinetry. We’re seeing oversized hardware in all styles of homes including modern, farmhouse, and traditional.