2018 is already shaping up to be a great year to finally build your Check out the custom home design trends coming in 2018.custom dream home. If this is something you’ve been wishing, dreaming, and hoping for, now is the time to start planning! With 2018 only days away, ring in the new year by starting to plan your dream home.

To help you get started, we’ve scoured the Internet and done the research for you on some of the top custom home design trends for 2018. These trends are great inspiration as you start planning your custom home building project.

Multiple Generations In One Home

While you may be dreaming of the day your kids move out and headPlan for multiple generations living in your home. off to college, the reality is many families are living as multi-generational units. While it may not sound like the most ideal situation, building a custom home allows you to account for the different generations that might be living in your home. For instance, your college-age kid might want to move home for the summer or need a place to stay as they’re looking for their first job after graduation. Having your custom home builder incorporate an apartment-like suite into the lower level will make the move back home easier on you and them. A private bedroom, seating area, bathroom, and small kitchenette means they’ll have some independence and you won’t feel responsible for picking up after them 24/7.

Open Shelving In The Kitchen

This custom home design trend has been making its way to the top of the list for a few years now, but it’s finally ready to stand out on its own. Rather than have built-in cabinets lining your kitchen walls, Open shelves help custom home kitchens feel bigger.open shelves allow the room to feel larger, less cramped, and much more airy. You can really make these shelves pop and add style to the room by using dark wood tones on the shelves and bright backsplash on the the walls. Mixing materials is another popular custom home design trend and it’s definitely impacting the open shelf trend. Using wood as the shelf and ornate metal for the shelf supports ads contrast to the room while also increasing the overall aesthetics.

Emphasis on Cozy and Comfy

With your life outside of the home crazy and chaotic from managingCreate cozy and comfy living spaces in your custom home. and balancing so many schedules, your home should be a place for you to relax and unwind. As you think about the custom home floor plan you want, be sure to include an open concept, but at the same time look for areas you can create privacy in. Reading nooks, room dividers, and glass doors are all great ways to create private spaces that can still be open to the rest of the room or home. You can take this one step further by creating small areas throughout the house designed for specific tasks. For example, the upstairs hallway can be expanded slightly and your custom home builder can include a long desk with plenty of lighting and outlets for your kids to sit and do their homework. This will become their space and because it’s theirs, they’ll enjoy it more and get more use out of it.

More Wood Tones Incorporated Throughout The House

Technology is expected to be an even bigger part of the home in 2018. We’re connected to our homes even when we aren’t there. Through smart technologies, you can see who rings your doorbell, you can adjust the temperature of your home, and even turn on theIncorporate wood accents and wood tones throughout your home. lights by speaking a command or using an app on our phones. With this technology becoming more integrated, there will be an increased emphasis on wood and natural elements in custom home designs in 2018. But, it won’t just be things like chairs and shelves. Look for wood to show up on ceilings, as accent walls, and as decor like flower vases and even bowls in the kitchen. Bringing more of the natural world into our homes will help balance the aesthetics between natural and high tech.

What trends are you most excited to incorporate into your custom home in 2018? The builders at G&G Custom Homes would love to hear about your ideas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation where we’ll talk about your ideas and learn more about your dream home.