Top 10 Home Building Trends in 2017

If you're planning on having a home custom designed and built by your home builder in Winder GA this year, then you're in luck because there are so many exciting trends taking the building industry by storm in 2017. Here are the top ten home building trends to look forward to this year.

Natural Materials

In 2017, look for new homes to boast more natural materials throughout, especially stone and wood. Along with natural stone countertops, you can expect wood taking center stage with it being used as flooring and paneling. Exposed ceiling beams are also in high demand this year. And, you can expect darker colored woods and finishes to be more preferred over lighter woods.

Open Floorplans

Open floorplans have been trending for several years now and 2017 is going to be no exception. Homeowners prefer homes that flow with fewer structural obstructions. This enables the family to be more together and it makes for much easier and more enjoyable entertaining.

Artistic Wallpaper

Wallpaper has been avoided by interior designers in recent years, but in 2017, it is making a comeback. But, don't expect your grandmother's old flowery designs. Modern wallpaper is much more artistic with popular varieties featuring geometric designs and designs inspired by nature.

Sustainable Building Materials

In 2017, more homes are going to be built using sustainable building materials, like salvaged wood or recycled products. These materials add a level of charm and warmth to a space, but also showcase the homeowner's sense of eco-responsibility.

Walk-In Showers

Because so many of today's homeowners are concerned about waste, walk-in showers are dominating bathroom designs because the once-trendy spa bathtubs are tremendous water wasters. They're also expensive to maintain. So, a walk-in shower meets the homeowner's water conservation needs while at the same time reducing the home's total cost of ownership.

Earth-Toned Colors

In 2017, Earth-toned colors will dominate home designs. From sandy browns, reds, and oranges to plum colors, you'll see more muted color palettes consisting of both light and dark hues.

Textured Finishes

Equally as important as color selection will be texture. In 2017, look for more natural textures to be used throughout the home with top picks including wood grain, stone, jute, and rattan.

Textured Wood Flooring

Although wood flooring has been trending for a few years now, in 2017, the trend is going to lean toward wood flooring that appears less shiny and more rustic and worn. Flooring installers are hand-scraping and using wire brushes to give the wood planks a distressed finish for added character.


Stainless steel has been the go-to finish for high-end appliances for years, but today, homeowners are more interested in making their appliances blend in with their cabinetry rather than having them stand out. So, you can expect more homes to feature kitchen appliances with cabinet faces to allow them to fit seamlessly in with the kitchen's design.

Tuxedo Cabinetry

Tuxedo cabinetry has been growing in popularity in recent years and in 2017, the trend is expected to grow. This type of kitchen cabinetry design features dark lower cabinets and lighter upper cabinets and walls.

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