Tag: home styles

Home Trends for 2016

Home Trends for 2016

Home Trends for 2016 – Home trends are always changing from year to year, or even within the same year. One can follow the latest custom home trends by getting magazines or browsing online. Whether you’re building a new home or are just a bit curious, here are some of the latest custom home trends carrying over from the end of the year.

Living in the tiny house

Perhaps the biggest change in trends is that of homes becoming smaller rather than larger. An average size is around 2,000 square feet. Simplifying lives is a strong trend that many are jumping on board for!

Shell Villa In Kitasaku, Japan

Shell Villa In Kitasaku, Japan

Shell Villa In Kitasaku, Japan – Shell Villa is an ultramodern residence designed by Kotaro Ide, ARTechnic Architects 20. Shell Villa is located in the district of Nagano in Kitasaku in Japan and basically looks like a shell or a spaceship that has had an emergency landing in the middle of a forest. Shell Villa is a tubular private villa built to gracefully endure the natural environment encroaching all around it. Its main, curved structure is made of light concrete and offers a shelter from the nature as well as an excellent sense of privacy. Paradoxically, the house blends naturally into the surroundings and becomes an unusual, but integral part of it. The impression is strengthened by subtle wooden accents that go along with the concrete surprisingly well.

Living In The Tiny House: Trend 2016

Living In The Tiny House: Trend 2016

Living In The Tiny House: Trend 2016 – Tiny houses. City apartments. Downsizing. Building tiny houses is starting to become one of the most popular ideas for housing in 2016. For some, the obvious reasons are: they consume less space and they are also much more affordable. With those in mind, developers have started to consider building more and more tiny houses for this year. Not only are these homes super cool, but they offer owners freedom from mortgages, minimal maintenance, and a greener lifestyle.

Different tiny homes are built in different ways. Some are equipped with rainwater collection and solar panels. They are designed to live completely off the grid and can be parked just about anywhere you want.

Zen Home Design

Zen Home Design

Zen Home Design – Most of us would be glad for a moment of silence at some point in the day. It is usually when we finish our working day that we just need to sit for a moment and mentally release the events of the day. Some of us have triggers to sub-consciously signal to our brain that we can relax now. Taking off your watch, having a shower or just getting changed into more comfortable clothes are all signals that tell us to relax.

Our home environment also plays an important role in helping us unwind. Here are some of our favorite Zen design tips that will ‘soothe’ your senses and help you to create a more peaceful feeling in your home.