Additional Trends

There are quite a few additional home builder trends that have developed in new homes in the last couple of years, and that likely will continue into the next few years to come.

• E-Windows

E-Windows– The first trend that we’ll take a look at is E-windows. E-windows stand for low-emissivity windows, and are notable for having a transparent coating to minimize the ultraviolet and infrared light that passes through. Ultraviolet light can cause some furniture to fade so e-windows can help protect furniture in the home and make them more long lasting. While that’s probably not the same kind of technological advancement that someone from the 1950s or 60s may have expected, it’s still pretty cool to us today. What’s more, is that E-windows do not cost much more than standard windows.

• The Kitchen

– The kitchen has grown in modern homes. People are looking for more space to eat and prepare meals, to store food, and to socialize with each other. The days of small kitchens where there was only one entry point are long gone. Today, most modern day kitchens are very spacious and have more than one entry point. In addition, less and less homes are having dining rooms installed, and people are instead eating over bars or countertops in the kitchen, necessitating more space. People also use their kitchen to do homework or work on their computers.

• The Future of the Living Room

– No one can say with any certainty what the future for the living room holds. What is true is that living rooms are far less popular today than they were in years previously, but they aren’t unpopular enough for them to be considered out of date. Some people don’t see a need for a living room when they can simply hang out and spend time with each other in the kitchen, a family room, or a game/media room. To many people, a living room is just unwarranted extra space that they’ll never use and will just increase the cost of their home. For now, only time will tell if the living room stays in fashion.

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