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As 2024 continues, now is a great time to explore trends in home design that may be seen during the year. Mayfair has a wide range of experience in home building and can offer key insights into what to look for as you consider building a new home in 2024. Highland Homes builds in the Mayfair community and has designed award winning homes across the state of Texas for nearly 40 years. Let’s take a look at some of the trends that Highland Homes is seeing this year!

Home Design Trends From the Highland Homes Product Team

Biophilic Design & Seamless Indoor/Outdoor Connectivity

Indoor/outdoor spaces can allow you to connect with nature and your surroundings more easily. Having sliders and large windows to bring in natural light, will provide fresh air, and allow for views outside, which is a huge plus. Providing indoor/outdoor connectivity highlights the seasonal changes, sounds, and sensory outputs of nature, and this choice is becoming much more popular. As the world becomes more digital, being in tune with nature and fresh air is even more important for every homeowner.

Multiple Outdoor Living Areas

Many homeowners are now searching for more multi-functional outdoor living areas. You might choose to create outdoor kitchens, dining spots, fire pits, or areas that are dedicated to yoga or meditation. These unique spaces could make your home both special and functional!

Secondary Spaces Grow in Importance

These days, more homeowners are finding themselves in need of extended or secondary spaces like gyms, offices, entertainment centers, and places of rest. You’re likely spending more time at home than you have in recent years, and Highland Homes can provide the space you need with up to six-bedroom houses. Buying a home with extended spaces can be a valuable investment for you and your loved ones.

Highland Homes offers large utility rooms with storage and laundry folding spaces and larger pantries, providing you with the space you need for you and your family. They also offer creative storage options, customized closet and cabinet solutions, and much more. You need places to store all of your valuables, and larger home spaces can make sure that you and your family have both storage and room to live.

Dedicated Work/Study Spaces

Like many families, one large study may not be enough for you and your loved ones. In select plans, you get the option for two study spaces (for example, an office plus an optional pocket office or an office plus an additional second office). While the trend of working from home has started to wane over the past several months, many people still do remote work. With adequate light placement and additional workspaces, you can create a home office environment that can provide enough room for those who need it.

Focus on Health and Wellness

If you’re one of many people with a focus on health and wellness, dedicating a flexible space to be used as a yoga space, gym, meditation, or prayer room could be life-changing. The key to health and wellness starts in the home. Good air quality, no toxic materials, and healthy doses of natural sunlight can give you peace of mind knowing that your health is not being compromised.

Spa-Inspired Bathrooms

Spa weekends have traditionally been reserved for only those who can afford to get away for a luxurious retreat. Now, instead of having to go away from your home for that experience, you can get the spa experience in the bathroom of your own home. With whirlpool-style tubs and enhanced steam shower systems, the home bathroom is becoming more integrated with spa systems, giving homeowners that vaunted spa experience in the comfort of their homes.

Other Popular Home Design Trends

Highland Homes is known for incorporating design trends that resonate with homeowners. This year, warm and neutral colors like beige, off-white, and a rich brown are in style, while previously trendy cool grays and white colors are becoming less popular. As you search for inspiration or a starting point in a new home build, maybe you’ll decide on a more timeless design. More people are incorporating rustic wood elements, arches, and brick into their new, modern homes.

Blending backsplashes is a unique way of making your kitchen stand out even more. The trend involves installing stone or quartz in the kitchen wall behind the cooktop while keeping the surrounding backsplash area as tile, offering a unique blend.

All shades of blue are back and trending, from sky blue to deep-water tints. Blue is expected to be more prominent in decorative materials, housewares, and other art pieces in 2024.

Functionality has always been important aspect of home design, but combining the use of mudrooms with laundry rooms is becoming popular once again. Leaving the mess from outdoors in one designated area can help keep the rest of the home clean and clutter-free. On a related note, you can optimize storage by freeing your kitchen of excess gadgets that don’t get regular use— including an appliance garage is a trend that can help keep your home free of clutter.

In 2024, handmade details for the home are in high demand. Items like handmade tiles, bathroom vanities, and other elements are key in design and can create a unique sense of versatility.

 What’s more, cabinet fluting is yet another trend we expect to see in 2024. Fluting a cabinet creates a vertical wood molding that can add decorative, functional detail to your home.

The Highland Way

The 216 Plan in Mayfair ’60s is the perfect way to highlight the many options for improved functionality or livability. With spacious floor plans and countless options for storage, these quick move-in homes incorporate the latest trends in home design while remaining timeless.

Mayfair works with the most reputable builders in the New Braunfels area, including Coventry Homes, Perry Homes, Highland Homes, Toll Brothers, David Weekley Homes, and Scott Felder Homes. Be sure to stay up to date with the new housing trends in the market and keep an eye out for inspiration for your next home!