Home design trends are challenging to keep up with. It’s a rapidly changing landscape, and it’s not always easy to stay up-to-date. You might be thinking that you don’t need to follow trends when deciding on which home to buy. And although that’s true, there’s a considerable amount of value in knowing what the current trends are.
From open-layout floor plans and multi-generational accommodations, to resort-style amenities and luxurious living, here are 4 of the most popular home design trends today (and how Lennar incorporates each one!):
1. Open Your Mind to an Open Home
One trend that Lennar has incorporated into its new homes across the board, is having open-layout floor plans. Currently, the demand for home designs that have open, inviting living spaces are on the rise, supporting the recently adopted more informal, relaxed at-home lifestyle. According to NAHB and the Wells Fargo HMI, 70% of prospective home buyers want a home with a combined kitchen and family room—often called a “great room” or open-concept floorplan. (https://www.builderonline.com/design/plans/five-forces-reshaping-floor-plan-design-in-2018_o)
When the family room, dining room, and kitchen all share most of the first floor, they create the perfect welcoming backdrop for entertaining. The key is having just enough division to create unique spaces while still giving everyone a sense of togetherness. Kitchen islands, found in various Lennar homes, allow homeowners to converse with guests while preparing meals without having to turn their backs to them. In addition, these designs provide open-sight lines–ideal for keeping a close eye on the little ones if you have children in the home.
Marry a beautiful social kitchen, a bright, open space, and good company, and you’ve got the perfect formula for a fabulous soirée!
2. Homes with Room for the Motley Crew
Homebuyers are increasingly seeking multi-generational-friendly homes. With parents living longer and children staying in the home longer before moving out on their own, spaces that can accommodate independent living under one roof are having a moment.
That’s why many Lennar communities offer homes with NextGen®️ suites, private quarters that can have a bedroom, full bath, living area, washer and dryer–even a 1-car garage. These home designs provide direct access from the private suite to the home and their own separate entry! And these areas will never go to waste, either! If the elderly parent or young adult moves out, with the many options for home-sharing in the marketplace such as Airbnb, these spaces can be rented out and used as a second source of income. They can also be used as home offices, guest rooms, game rooms, etc. The sky’s the limit for a Next-Gen home!
3. Get Smart
It’s no surprise that luxury features are a must-have; they provide comfort, high-quality, and personalization, and Lennar lets their homebuyers have all three. In addition to features like stainless steel or custom cabinetry, today’s homebuyers are looking for technology-connected features that sync up with their smart-phone driven lifestyles.
Every new Lennar home comes standard with Lennar’s Everything’s Included®️ package, now including Smart Home Technology with activation and support by Amazon and voice control by Alexa. If you’ve ever wondered what the home of the future would look like—guess what, it’s here! A Lennar Smart Home delivers safety and convenience–all at no extra cost! In addition to cutting-edge technology, Lennar also delivers traditional luxury features such as laundry rooms, walk-in closets, patios, covered terraces, balconies, kitchen islands, as well as master suites with spa-like glass-enclosed showers, Roman tubs, dual sinks, and more.
4. Choose Your Paradise OR Knock on a New Door
A lifestyle change is one of the primary motivators for homebuyers. Sometimes it can be tough to find a community with the desired amenities, location, and design that will transform your life, but Lennar communities do just that for thousands of homebuyers. From a nature-oriented oasis to an urban-chic community within walking distance to life’s daily needs, to resort-style communities primed for family living, Lennar has a community to fit everyone’s dreams.
Looking for a community that has it all? AquaBella in Hialeah, as well as Park Central and Urbana–both located in Doral–have everything from splash parks for the kids to indoor running tracks for you. At these communities, once you’re home, everything that you need for a relaxing lifestyle is at your fingertips.
Nature-lovers will revel in–Satori’s soothing natural environment, where a 67-acre lake takes waterfront living to a new level. The community amenities, such as the swimming pool, garden, and walking paths, along with the homes’ exterior wood, stone, and glass accents, will transport you to a relaxing lakeside retreat that is hard to believe exists just minutes from Miami’s thriving business centers.
From estate homes to modern condos, Lennar is not only on top of the latest homebuyer trends, it’s setting them. Whether it’s through cutting-edge innovation, floor plan design, or interior/ exterior features, you can count on us to deliver what you’re looking for.