Building a new home is incredibly exciting and gives you a ton of agency and input as to the personality you’d like your space to take on. Designing your space gives you the chance to not only mesh traditional and modern design elements, but also introduce new technology and aging in place considerations that you may be thinking about in light of COVID-19. Below, we’ve outlined some of our favorite interior design ideas for your new luxury home!
Luxury Home Offices
Particularly in the wake of COVID-19, luxury home offices will become more common as many individuals will have decided that remote work is a great option for them. The possibilities for a luxury home office are exciting and endless, and can include everything from a traditional space to a clean, bright, and modern work area. These offices will likely include a lot of natural light, decorative ceiling panels, and even glass doors that keep the home feeling open while providing a sense of noise cancellation and privacy.
Mesh of Traditional and Modern Kitchen Design Elements
Traditional designs will be incorporated into even the most modern kitchen spaces in new luxury homes. These designs will likely include natural stone, rattan furniture, and vintage fixtures. In addition to playing with colors of quartz countertops, varying finishes and textures can redefine the way we understand a “modern” space. In addition to seeing a shift away from all-white kitchens to darker accents, many luxury homes will incorporate colored cabinetry, open shelving, and even smart technology in the kitchen. Matte black fixtures in the kitchen and bathrooms, in particular black farmhouse sinks, bathroom faucets, and door handles, are popular places for homeowners seeking a modern feel to put these kinds of accents. They add a retro and expensive feel to the space without adding unwanted darkness.
Smart technology is undoubtedly changing the way that homes are being built and how residents are navigating their spaces. Technology can not help you complete your grocery order, clean the floors, open and close your windows, control your energy consumption, and more! There are also elaborate security systems with many of these features, so you will get the fun benefits alongside necessary security.
Aging in Place Renovation
If you’re designing a house to live in for the long haul, aging in place renovations are definitely something to consider. These additions can also increase your home’s value if you do look to sell down the road. Aging in place renovations include converting a first-floor room to a bedroom, reconsidering the role of stairs in the home, and installing home handrails.
Open Concept Kitchens and Living Rooms
Using glass between the kitchen and living spaces can add a tremendously modern and luxurious feel to your home and facilitate great entertaining. Retractable glass walls invite the outdoor or indoor living space into the kitchen, adding natural light while facilitating a more open space that’s great for entertaining friends and family.
The possibilities for designing your new luxury house are endless! With new considerations coming to light in the wake of COVID-19, you may consider a home office or aging in place renovations. Incorporating traditional aspects with modern technology and design will also give your home a creative flair, ensuring that it’s a space you love for years to come.
Matt Lee is the owner of the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.