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Home Trends That Are Here to Stay

December 8, 2020
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This year has seen the cementation of certain home trends that were developing in recent years, as well as the growth of new trends that are likely to stick around for quite some time. Fortunately, the homes we design and build, including homes in Bremerton WA, feature a lot of these trends as standard or as part of our flexible home design options. So if you’re looking for a new home, turn to Garrette Custom Homes for the best opportunity to find exactly what you want and need.

Many home buyers are looking for homes in the suburbs, craving more outdoor space and openness. We are a part of communities that blend natural beauty with proximity to a wealth of outdoor parks, natural reserves, and other aspects of the great outdoors that are so popular in this region. Yet we also make sure that the communities are close to all of those daily necessities so that you don’t waste precious time on the basics.

As for the homes, the need for a home office has grown in the past decade as more people have been working at least part of the time from home. After this year, the number of people working from home has increased drastically, which is why it’s so important to have one or more rooms where people can work without constant interruptions. So many of our home designs feature a den/study/home office, with the option of double or sliding barn doors for added peace and quiet. They’re also typically located right at the entrance of the home, great for the occasional visiting client or coworker, as well as keeping the office set apart from the heart of the home.

Of course, one office may not be enough. You may need two working spaces, along with room for homeschooling, even if part time. Our home designs frequently include flex rooms and bonus rooms that can be arranged to meet your needs now and adjusted easily to meet future needs. For example, many of our two-story homes feature a loft area on the upstairs floor with the bedrooms. This is a great place for kids to do their homeschooling with fewer distractions, or it can become another home office area, especially for parents who may need to keep an eye on the kids if they’re working in their bedrooms. Should needs change, the loft can easily become a game room, reading nook, or general hangout area.

While a lot of emphasis is put on work and school needs these days, your home is still your home. It’s important to create a proper work/life balance, especially when working at home. That’s why the heart of our homes is typically the spacious open-plan great room, kitchen, and dining area, often with an additional morning nook, perfect for quiet breakfasts to start your day or somewhere to cozy up with a good book, a warm drink, and some time to relax. With plenty of windows to let in natural light, attractive architectural details, such as coffered ceilings, and spacious kitchens that are functional as well as a fun place to hang out and chat, our home designs give you space to do your own thing, while always having somewhere to come together as a family.

If your current home is lacking a lot of what you need these days, contact us today to learn about our wide variety of home designs and the numerous options available with each home. You can fine tune the design of your own homes in Bremerton WA to create an idyllic space for work and, more importantly, for your daily life. Let us help you create a home that will meet your needs for years to come.


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