[Alt text: A picture of the interior or a GL Homes living room.]
As we enter 2023, many homeowners are looking for new and innovative ways to design their homes. From sustainable materials to cutting-edge technology, GL Homes pays attention to upcoming trends and integrates what people want.
This list below features some of the upcoming home design trends in 2023, although it is not a comprehensive list of what is included in a GL Homes build.
More and more homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes more environmentally friendly. This includes using sustainable materials such as reclaimed wood, bamboo, and cork, which are suitable for the environment and add warmth and character to a home.
Additionally, low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints and finishes and energy-efficient appliances are becoming increasingly popular.
Smart Home Technology
The integration of smart home technology is becoming more prevalent in home designs. With the ability to control lighting, temperature, and security from your phone or tablet, smart home technology allows for convenience and energy efficiency.
Every age group of homeowners also gravitates to smarter homes. Younger people embrace the smart home revolution and enjoy the modern appeal. Older, retired consumers like how some simple tasks become much more accessible. It might take some convincing and explaining, but it ends up being beneficial.
What exactly is biophilic design? While people might need to become more familiar with the term, the trend is becoming bigger and bigger. Biophilic design is a concept that involves incorporating natural elements into the home, such as plants, natural light, and natural materials.
This trend not only improves a home’s aesthetics but has also positively impacted mental and physical well-being.
Florida is the perfect part of the United States for this design. Many clients working with GL Homes want to incorporate a natural side of things in their designs.
Bold and vibrant colors are becoming increasingly popular in home designs. This can be seen in statement walls, colorful accent pieces, and cabinetry. While the primary color of a home might stay relatively neutral, everything else can help make a home stand out.
It’s easy for people to complain about individuality with some of the cookie-cutter homes out there. GL Homes is one of many home builders in the industry trying to buck that trend.
They work directly with their customers to see how they can individualize a look. Adding a splash of bold color can even be done after the fact with the interior decorating done by the homeowner.
Outdoor Living Spaces
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With the increasing popularity of outdoor living, many homeowners now look to create functional and stylish outdoor spaces. This includes incorporating outdoor kitchens and fireplaces.
Outdoor living space is so prevalent in Florida that many opt for a screened and covered patio. This space is enclosed with netting to keep out pests and stray animals, allowing people to enjoy the outdoors. Many end up installing a pool in this area if there’s room for it.
All GL Homes 55-plus communities and others have community pools and outdoor social spaces to enjoy.
As retired and 55-plus individuals downsize to more compact homes, many look for ways to make the most of their spaces. This includes using multifunctional spaces such as home offices that can double as guest rooms and living spaces that can easily convert into a dining area.
Doing this helps fight the rising costs of building a substantial new home. People can stay under budget by making more multifunctional spaces within a home to make the most of their space.
Once people have the home they want, interior trends become the focus. Homeowners can do part of this, while others hire professionals to handle it all.
Working from home is no longer a rarity but is quite common today. This means many people are looking at ways to personalize the workspaces and make them a little more special. This makes it easier to work from home permanently.
The most important thing is to make this comfortable and relaxing so that the stress levels go down. If the person is in an environment where they have trouble being productive, it could jeopardize their job.
Whether it’s art deco, mid-century, or any theme, going room-by-room allows for more variety. There will always be people who want an entire home with a specific theme, but it doesn’t have to be the case.
Standout, Unique Features
Once again, this is all about eliminating the cookie-cutter look of a home. A few significant features inside a room can help differentiate the home from everyone else.
GL Homes has encouraged this with retirement communities so that people don’t feel like they’re in the same space as everyone else. Many homes can have the same look outside, so it’s up to them to make a difference inside.
Retro looks are back in style for a lot of reasons. People may love nostalgia as it reminds them of simpler times. Don’t be afraid to turn back the clock with some interior looks. It’s easy to grab some attention and make an area of the home more welcoming.
Keeping Up With Home Design Trends
Home design trends for 2023 focus on sustainability, technology, and well-being. By incorporating these elements into a home design, it can create a space that is not only beautiful but also functional and good for the environment.
Everyone has different tastes, and trends change from time to time, but this is what people want now.
About GL Homes
GL Homes builds homes and communities in various areas across Florida for 55-plus, retired individuals, and many others. They are leaders in building and cultivating the Florida lifestyle many long for.
They focus on quality design and craft through their commitment to using only the highest quality materials, the best construction techniques, and the highest-rated products.
With over 45 years of experience, GL Homes is proud to be based and solely build homes in Florida.
Visit their website to learn more about GL Homes and the availability to build homes in the best Florida communities.