Top Structural Design Trends



The number of homes being built has seen steady growth in the recent years since the Great Recession.  With more homes being built, we have seen new trends in architecture and structural designs.

  • Relaxation

Much of the architecture in modern day homes as to do with relaxation. Many homeowners view their homes as their only chance to get away from the world.  As a result, people are having homes built with more open floor spaces, tranquil designs, and roomy bathrooms and showers.


  • Open Kitchen

In previous homes, the kitchen would be located near the back of the house and be smaller. Now, the kitchen is located on a more open floor space and is more of a multitasking room than an actual kitchen.  In fact, the kitchen is essentially the center of the house.  It’s where kids can do their homework, where parents can pay the bills and work, where families and friends can socialize, and where meals can be prepared.  No doubt, in the vast majority of homes to be built in the future the kitchen will serve as the focal point of the house.


  • Traditional Designs

As far as actual architecture is concerned, many homeowners are pursing more traditional home designs. For example, gables, front columns and big porches became more normal in 2014 and likely will continue to become so in 2015.  Much of the architecture that we see in modern homes today is reminiscent of mid century homes.


  • European Designs

Believe it or not, but many U.S architects today have been constructing homes with a European design. European design homes are passive homes that are made to work with the outside climate.  For example, if a home is constructed in an area where there is much natural sunlight, the home would be built with large windows so that the sun could shine through and heat up the home without extra energy.  This means that not only are European-themed homes more energy efficient, they are significantly cheaper to maintain as well.