November 12, 2019
The use of natural wood elements in interior design has become more and more popular in recent years. Wood provides warm, neutral tones that easily incorporate into any color scheme, while its natural texture and variances add striking visual appeal.
And while wood is most frequently used in dining rooms and dens, it has found its way into other areas of the home as well. More and more homeowners like adding natural wood to their bathrooms and bedrooms, or in miscellaneous areas throughout the home such as railings and doors.
If your lot is nestled within the natural beauty of Minnesota, natural wood is a particularly perfect choice for building your custom home. As these examples illustrate, it’s a great way to bring a touch of the outdoors into any room. Natural wood window frames are the perfect finishing touch to bring the whole look together!
A tiled backsplash in and of itself is nothing new, but custom homes built today find innovative approaches to this classic design. Materials such as granite or natural stone add visual depth, and custom cabinetry allows greater flexibility in really highlighting these materials.
A natural stone backsplash works great with the previous trend described in this article — natural wood. All in all, modern custom home builders have elevated the backsplash from a practical element to an opportunity for breathtaking design.
These days, it’s more important than ever to “unplug” for a while and allow yourself to relax. If you agree, it’s clear you’re not alone: more and more custom homes are built with bathrooms that not only include full-size bathtubs, but feature them as the centerpiece of the entire room. From tiled tubs like the one shown here, to “centerpiece,” spa-style tubs, new custom homes these days truly celebrate the bath!
All in all, the general theme of custom home building trends for 2020 has to do with finding the perfect balance of practical and, well, pretty! A backsplash doesn’t have to be “just” a backsplash. It can function as the visual centerpoint of the kitchen. Wood doesn’t have to be “just” wood, it can become a fantastic design element of its own. A tub doesn’t have to be “just” a tub, it can serve as the highlight of your “home spa.”
If you’re building a custom home in Minnesota, and want to incorporate some of these fantastic trends into your own custom design, give us a call today!