More light, more design, and more sustainability for more healthy living are how the house building trends for 2020 could be summarized. We give you an overview of the direction in which architecture, house construction, and living, in general, are developing.
Exposed concrete and wood
Fair-faced concrete has long been found on the outer walls of a company or large residential buildings. Now, this trend has also arrived in residential construction and especially in the interior of the house. In general, the use of natural materials is also very popular due to the demand for sustainable building materials. Wood or concrete is often left in its natural form, if possible, to give the house a special style.
Tiny Living – Less is more!
Living space is becoming increasingly scarce, especially in urban areas, and therefore, unfortunately, also more expensive. Tiny Homes are just the ticket. This reduced living style naturally means less living space, but it also means lower construction and living space costs. And this is the main reason for the purchase of a tiny house. Even if you pay attention to minimalism and conscious use of resources, you don’t have to do without design and comfort in such a house. “Small but powerful!” Whether in the middle of the countryside, on the water or in the city – Tiny Homes are impressive. The house building costs can be kept in check mainly by a small number of square meters. For this reason and reasons of sustainability, too large houses are not used today. The trend is generally towards less living space – not just towards the tiny home.
Home control systems are all the rage. In these smart homes, you want to make life easier with intelligent solutions, increase comfort and security, and save time. It’s no longer just about consumer electronics. The interaction of individual components of the house, such as ventilation, sun protection, heating, and power supply, automatically ensures a perfect room climate, saves valuable time, reduces heating and energy costs, and protects our environment by optimally coordinating the energy consumers in the house.
Energy-efficient and environmentally conscious construction has been an issue in the housebuilding world for some time. Probably more than ever at the moment. But what does sustainable or environmentally conscious building mean? It includes all measures that aim to build a building as environmentally friendly and resource-saving as possible. The use of environmentally friendly building materials, long service life, or high energy efficiency plays a role. Building materials are considered environmentally friendly if they are low in pollutants, durable, and easy to repair and recyclable (also by avoiding composites or ensuring reusability after demolition). One should pay attention to these aspects not only in the shell but also in the windows, the insulation materials, choose ecological alternatives for the floor coverings or the colors used. Not only to love the environment but also to promote your healthy living. The sounding terms “multifunctional” or “future-oriented” building is also concerned with sustainable construction, which we also looked at more closely for you and belong to the house building trends 2020.
Multifunctional and future-oriented construction
Dynamic architecture is a trendy buzzword. Floor plans and rooms are planned for multiple uses right from the start. This even goes so far that some prefabricated house providers can also add or remove individual floors or rooms. Depending on the requirements of the respective stage of life, an office becomes a children’s room or later a hobby room. So multifunctional building is also building for the future.
Can I still live in my home even in old age, how can I create living comfort for many generations and will my children take over my house one day? Many house builders are currently dealing with all of these questions. In addition to a multifunctional construction method, barrier-free building for a living is also trendy.