2021 Home Construction Trends

Guest Post by Monica Gibson

In terms of value, the construction industry is one of the leading sectors in the financial market. Like most sectors, construction was greatly affected in 2020 due to the advent of the COVID 19 pandemic. Still, a lot of new trends in construction have emerged amidst these turbulent times. Below are some of the eye-catching home construction trends that you need to look out for in 2021:

Master bathroom of The Charlton for 2021 home construction trends.

The Charlton House Plan 1322

Shower designs

Bathrooms are the most utilized rooms in your home and yet are often under-designed. In 2021, there is an ongoing revolution in bathroom and home design. One such trend is the open shower concept. This trend is instigated by the growing need for space in the bathroom. Open showers began as a necessity for homeowners with small bathrooms but have since become a popular trend in even the most luxurious bathrooms. To achieve the minimalist look, consider eliminating the bathtub and opting for a large, open shower instead. You may also want to consider upgrading your shower fixtures for a fresh new look.

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House Plan 1469 | Modern and Family-Friendly

The Fiona house plan 1469 is now available!

This modern cottage exudes charm and conceals spacious living behind a narrow facade. The simple exterior is adorned with board-and-batten, metal roof accents, and decorative gable brackets. Inside, an impressive five-bedroom layout is ideal for a large family with the master suite conveniently on the first floor. A thoughtful utility room with laundry sink, an island kitchen, and a screened porch with skylights enhances everyday living while a single dining room and cozy great room encourage family togetherness.

Front rendering of The Fiona house plan 1469.

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House Plan 1536 | One-Story Cottage

The Baxter house plan 1536 is now available!

This rustic cottage features a stone and cedar shake façade accented with vertical boards and decorative gable brackets. The floor plan is thoughtfully arranged with an island kitchen opening to a cozy great room and a spacious dining area. A rear porch with skylights takes living outdoors and a screened porch with a fireplace is ideal for cooler months. The master suite is designed to pamper with dual walk-in closets, a glorious freestanding bathtub, and a walk-in shower. 

Front rendering of The Baxter house plan 1536.

French doors and built-in shelves grace the bedroom/study while two additional bedrooms each have a walk-in closet. Overflowing with luxury amenities, the Baxter offers an oversized utility room with a laundry sink, powder room, pantry, e-space, and optional bonus room and bathroom upstairs.

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Home Plan 1504 | Compact Cottage

The Dermot house plan 1504 is now available!

This modern cottage mixes Craftsman elements for a warm and welcoming facade. A front-entry garage and narrow width makes this plan a versatile choice for countless lot sizes. The foyer entry offers a coat closet and opens directly into the great room. Windows frame the fireplace and a vaulted ceiling adds vertical space while a clerestory window brings in even more light and double doors open to a rear porch. The kitchen features a bar counter that looks out to the great room and the U-shape counter overlooks the dining room. A niche and bay window highlight this spacious dining area.

Front rendering of The Dermot home plan 1504.

House Plan 1356 | Small One-Story

The Tobias house plan 1356 is now available!

The Tobias is a modern house plan with an efficient roof line. Eye catching details include a prominent center dormer, black frame windows, and a decorative chimney cap. Natural wood and stone elements contrast with the simple white siding to enhance curb appeal. The floor plan is equally impressive with open living spaces and a split-bedroom layout. The island kitchen enjoys a sun tunnel and a window above the sink while the great room features a fireplace and an array of skylights. Additional amenities include skylights, a pantry, a drop zone just inside the garage entry, and dual walk-in closets in the master suite.

Front exterior of The Tobias house plan 1356.

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