The best home remodels combine quality construction and functionality with an awareness of current design trends and styles. The goal is to produce a living space that delights the homeowners. With that in mind, we’ve just taken a look at pre-eminent home design futurist Li Edelkoort’s predictions for what our homes will look like in the years to come.
Auburndale: Porches and Patios
One of the largest trends Edelkoort cites is a move toward more outdoor living. He describes a blurring of the boundaries between outdoor space and indoor spaces: we want to bring nature in with us, and we want to be out in nature. From the artwork on the wall to the textiles used in bed and bath, he’s forecasting natural hues and rich textiles.
Structurally, there are two routes Auburndale homeowners take when they remodel. Adding porches and patios provides some much-needed space to enjoy outdoor living. Adding a second story porch to your home can add new layers of enjoyment to your life: you gain a fresh perspective on the world when you enjoy it from a porch swing.
Another way to bring the outdoors in is to have a sunroom or conservatory built on. These popular home additions let lots of light into your home, and provide a comfortable, warm place to enjoy year round. Some families use the sun room as a family room or den, while others use the space for dining and entertaining.
Auburndale: Room Additions
Another trend Edelkoort talked about is the change in the way we use space. People no longer want single purpose rooms (the kitchen and bath may be exceptions to this trend). Reserving a single room for dining, another for lounging, and another for more formal entertaining seems excessive and wasteful now. While furniture designers are exploring this idea with modular style furniture that works in any room, homeowners are adding rooms to their home for a number of roles. A new room is a font of possibility. Will your new room hold gatherings of family and friends, serve as a home office, be storage space, an extra guest bedroom, or more? Talk to your Auburndale building contractor. The possibilities are endless!