There are fashion trends in almost every area. Suburban construction of private houses was no exception. Let’s talk about what projects the future owners of houses outside the city choose most often, what features of architecture and arrangement are the most popular now.
The first trend – fewer floors
Today, country houses are increasingly being made one-story. If the size of the site allows, the owners often strive to place all the necessary premises on the same level so that there is no need for stairs inside the house and moving up and down. In addition, it becomes possible to go out into the courtyard directly from the living room..
If there is not enough space on the site, then the main rooms are still on the first floor, and on the second they take out, for example, the bedroom and the owner’s office, that is, the most private areas. Building three-story mansions is definitely out of fashion right now..
The second trend is a lean-to roof
The traditional gable and complex hip roofs are often replaced by single-pitched structures. They are simple, without skates, giving the house an original and modern look. Sometimes there are several pitched roofs, they can cascade, in different directions and highlight different areas of the house.
The third trend – panoramic glazing
In modern projects of country houses, great attention is paid to natural light sources. Windows, especially in the living room and dining room, are usually panoramic. French windows are often used, which provide an opportunity to go outside from any room in the house. By the way, today you can’t surprise anyone with windows in the bathroom! Why not? The more sunshine the better.
The fourth trend – large terraces
Experts note that the owners of country houses are now inclined to increase the area of the terraces adjacent to the house. There is a relief, the area for outdoor recreation is made multi-level. The terraces are increasingly equipped with sofa zones and full-fledged summer dining rooms.
The fifth trend – frameless glazing of the terrace
In addition, the owners of the enlarged terraces are increasingly deciding to glaze, so that it is convenient to use this area in any weather. The most popular of all is frameless glazing, which allows you to simply move the wall if it is sunny and warm outside.
Trend # 6 – SPA pools
Small pools with hydromassage can be installed both on the terrace and in the house. They do not take up much space, but they are very pleasant and useful to use. It’s just the comfort, relaxation of the owners, that’s why spa pools are gaining popularity, and a place for them is often already provided for in ready-made projects.
Trend seven – kitchen with a guest area
This trend, we admit, cannot be called new. But kitchens combined with living and dining areas are still at the height of fashion. The open space allows the hostess to constantly communicate with the guests, and cooking a festive dinner becomes her performance. In such an open kitchen, it is almost impossible to do without an island. If the hob is transferred to it, today hoods built into the worktop are often used, which cannot be seen when closed..
Trend # 8 – ornamental garden
Even the owners of country houses, who previously preferred not to engage in gardening at all, today usually do not give up several beautiful beds. Let them grow mostly unpretentious greens, but their own! In addition, decorative beds are part of the landscape design and will definitely not spoil the look of the yard..
Tendency nine – recuperators
We have already written about what they are for, how air recuperators work and are installed in private houses. It is a useful device that provides ventilation while retaining heat. As experts admit, while European homeowners are more likely to think about the need to save energy. But in our country, recuperators are gradually becoming more widespread..
Tenth tendency – comfortable, functional layout
In a modern country house, the functions of each room are carefully thought out. Today, partitions are popular, with which you can, for example, close a separate area that is not intended for guests. In addition, practical separate laundries are gaining popularity, often additionally playing the role of storage places. Technical sinks are also more common in the hallway, so that dirty shoes do not need to be dragged through the house to the bathroom, and the dog’s paws should be washed without a basin brought in. The advantages of a private house are that there is no connection to general communications, the layout can be whatever, the main thing is that the owners like it.
The research of current trends was carried out by GOOD WOOD Corporation on the basis of inspection of exhibition houses, discussions of the topic with architects, builders, customers and sellers of suburban real estate.