2020 Home Building Trends 

In this blog post, we’re discussing a few 2020 home building trends! For those of your stopping by for the first time, welcome to Hearthside Homes! We are a Liberty based home builder. Since 1987, we’ve been building beautiful and long-lasting homes. We currently build houses in the Kansas City, Liberty, Kearney, and Parkville areas. Hearthside Homes takes the fuss and headaches out of the home building experience! This year, we’ve noticed a lot of fun 2020 home building trends. If you’re thinking about building a home, we hope that this blog post is helpful! 

Home Offices 

It’s safe to say that 2020 was a shock to us all! Many of us were not prepared to work from home for a long period of time. With this in mind, home building customers are putting home offices at the top of their must-have list! More and more, jobs are transitioning to remote positions. Having a designated space that allows you to focus is likely a trend that is here to stay! 

Loft Spaces

Loft spaces are amazing for entertaining! If you have small children, these make incredible playrooms. After all, wouldn’t it be nice to have a designated area for all the toys? Take it a step further and add a cozy sectional and flat-screen to your loft! You kids will love having a place to call their own. For those who don’t need a playroom, loft areas make great entertaining spaces! Many times, we hear that homeowners don’t want to crowd their formal living spaces with oversized furniture and massive flat screens. Contrarily, loft areas are perfect for this type of fun! Your friends will love sipping cold ones while watching the big game! 

Amazing Laundry Rooms

Let’s face it, laundry is hard to keep up with and can be a bore. Make the mundane task of laundry a little bit more comfortable and fun! Gone are the days where laundry rooms were just a washer and dryer. Homeowners are wanting big laundry rooms completed with a drying rack, folding station, cleaning supplies closet, cabinetry, drop zone storage, a utility sink, and more! Be sure to add an outlet above your folding station so that you can charge your Ipad or watch TV while folding laundry! 

Prep Kitchens 

A prep kitchen, or butler’s pantry, is a game-changer! These spaces extend the functionality of your kitchen. Some homeowners even add an extra sink and dishwasher to these spaces! Prep kitchens are great for storing appliances that are unsightly. After all, most people want to keep their kitchen countertops clean and minimal! 

Multi-Toned Kitchens 

Multi-toned kitchens are a big trend in 2020! Homeowners are wanting a beautiful space to cook and entertain the ones they love most! Many homeowners are opting for a light or white paint finish on the upper cabinets, and a bold color on the bottom cabinets. Alternatively, some homeowners keep the cabinets one color, but choose a vibrant statement color for the island! 

Oversized Light Fixtures 

An easy way to add flare to your home is by incorporating beautiful light fixtures! Lighting is such an important component of any great home. If you’re thinking about building, make sure there are plenty of large windows throughout the main living spaces. Artificial lighting is just as important. Investing in additional recessed lighting can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home. If you’re wanting your lighting to make a statement, and serve as functional artwork, consider investing in some bold pieces. In 2020, we’re seeing a lot of oversized pendants above the kitchen island. Additionally, the foyer and master bedroom are usually hotspots for beautiful light fixtures. 

Wood Accents

Wood accents are all the rage in 2020! Wood detailing on range hoods are particularly a big hit, as this piece ties the wood flooring and kitchen together nicely. Other places where wood is usually incorporated might include the fireplace mantle, ceilings, and even a cedar arch by the front door! 

Barn Doors

Barn doors come in many different shapes and sizes. They also come in a variety of stains, paint colors and designs! Beautiful barn doors not only look nice but are also very functional! In 2020, barn doors are often incorporated near the entries of offices, pantries, and master bathrooms!

Wet Rooms

Homeowners are loving master suites with wet rooms! A wet room helps keep a bathroom slip-free! In short, wet rooms are walk-in showers that have a bathtub and other functional elements incorporated into their design. Imagine stepping out of your bathtub to have a drain ready to collect all water! In 2020, master showers usually have floor and wall tile, as well as a long built-in bench and heavy-duty shower glass. 

Accent Paneling 

A great way to add some extra pizazz to your home is with accent wall paneling! Accent paneling is popular in master bedrooms and entertaining spaces. Often these are painted with a bold color such as navy or black. For a classy and elegant vibe, consider incorporating wainscoting in the foyer or formal dining space. 

Black Windows

Black windows are in high demand in 2020! These are beautiful and a bold statement to the home. If black windows aren’t your style, there are several modern and traditional alternatives. 

Bars In Basements 

Basements are a great place to entertain friends and family! Bars, or kitchenettes, are very popular in 2020. Homeowners are wanting a space to have fun with their guests. Not to mention, adding a finished bedroom and bathroom to your basement is a great investment as it increases the value of your home. 

Entertaining Outdoors 

Bring the fun outdoors! Many homeowners are wanting a space to get some fresh air. In 2020, covered decks or patios are particularly requested. These spaces are ideal for enjoying a meal outside and having a comfortable space to watch your kids play! Don’t forget to add a fan and a light fixture to your covered outdoor space, for year-round use! 

Smart Homes

Technology is in! Home automation is something that most homeowners want to include in their new home build. From alarm systems to cameras, lighting, sprinklers, solar panels, and more, there are countless ways to make your home tech-friendly! 

Build Your Dream Home With Hearthside Homes 

Are you thinking about building your next home? Hearthside Homes can incorporate 2020 home building trends into your dream house! Hearthside Homes makes the home building experience fun, easy, and fast! Start by choosing one of our awesome floor plans and communities. From there you’ll have a blast making your material selections at our Design Center. Located at 1915 Industrial Dr #300, Liberty, MO 64068, our Design Center allows our customers to pick out all the finishing for their home in one place! Click here to get a 3D tour of our Design Center! 

Once we break ground on your project, you can expect your home to be move-in ready in about six months! It’s seriously that easy to build a home with Hearthside Homes! To learn more about our process click here. Start by choosing a community and one of our awesome floor plans. We offer 2 story, 1.5 story, reverse and ranch style homes. Our home prices range from $279k to over $500k. You can fill out this form on our website to be contacted by one of our experts. You’re also welcome to call our office at (816) 781-0234. Don’t forget to follow all the fun on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!