Thinking about building a home and curious about 2023 home-building trends? Compared to a few years ago, we’re seeing big changes in the home-building industry. From multigenerational living to smart home technology, outdoor living spaces, and more, there are lots of exciting innovations appearing in 2023! 

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1). Efficient Floor Plans

Gone are the days when the average homeowner wants a massive house. From utility bills to maintenance and cleaning, smaller homes are more practical for today’s modern family. In the past, larger homes with more square footage were desired. However, as the cost of living continues to rise, many homeowners are opting for smaller and more efficient floor plans. Not only are these homes more affordable, but they also allow homeowners to live a more minimalist and less stressful lifestyle. 

2). Home Offices 

These days, having a home office is a must-have! Many buyers are ditching formal dining rooms in place of a workspace. The rise of remote work has led to an increased demand for home offices. In 2023, home builders are expected to offer more floor plans that cater to this trend, with dedicated home offices becoming a standard feature in many homes. 

3). Multi-Generational Living

Did your parents save enough for retirement? Do you need help with childcare? It’s no secret why multi-generational living is becoming popular in 2023. With the cost of living on the rise, many homeowners are looking to accommodate their parents and other family members. This type of living arrangement is becoming more popular, so home builders are responsible by offering floor plans that cater to this trend. From a guest bedroom to an apartment in the finished basement, there are several options for homeowners interested in multi-generational living. 

4). Accessibility 

With multi-generational living on the rise, accessibility is also one of the increasingly popular 2023 home-building trends. Features such as grab bars and roll-in showers are becoming more common in home design. Home builders are responding to the aging population by incorporating these features into their designs, making homes more accessible for everyone. These features not only make homes safer, but they also make them more comfortable and convenient to live in!

5). Outdoor Living Spaces 

Outdoor living spaces are becoming increasingly popular, and it’s expected to be one of the biggest home-building trends in 2023. After all, who wouldn’t love to entertain loved ones in the comfort and safety of their backyard? Covered patios, screened-in decks, outdoor kitchens, and beautiful landscaping are definitely a hot trend in 2023! 

6). Health & Wellness

Homebuilders are incorporating elements that promote health and wellness, such as air filtration systems, indoor gardens, and spaces for exercise and meditation.

7). Smart Homes

The integration of smart technology into homes is becoming more widespread, with features such as smart lighting, security systems, and even HVAC systems that can be controlled remotely. Ring doorbells and keypad locks are also quickly becoming standard features in new construction homes. 

8). Flexible & Adaptable Spaces

In 2023, homeowners want flexible and adaptable spaces that can be used for years to come. Multipurpose rooms include home offices, playrooms, guest rooms, and finished basements. It’s important to be able to transition easily from one phase of life to another! 

9). Minimalist Design

A minimalist design aesthetic, characterized by clean lines, neutral colors, and an absence of clutter, is becoming more popular among homeowners. After all, a clean space has been proven to promote a calm atmosphere and reduce stress. 

Natural materials, such as stone, wood, and bamboo, are becoming more popular in home design. These materials bring a sense of warmth, comfort, and peace to a home, and they are also eco-friendly and sustainable. Home builders are incorporating these materials into their designs, creating homes that are not only beautiful but also good for the environment. 

Build With Hearthside Homes!

Ready to start building the home you’ve been dreaming of? If you live in the Kansas City area, Hearthside Homes is ready to help turn your vision into reality! To learn more about the efficient and quick home-building process at Hearthside Homes,  fill out this form on our website or call (816) 781-0234. We’d love for you to follow all the behind-the-scenes fun on our social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! 

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Our Unique Inspection Process 

At Hearthside Homes, we understand that buying a home is a big deal! You want to make sure the home your purchase isn’t one you’ll regret in the future. That’s why all of our homes are inspected by third-party experts. In other words, we hire impartial third-party industry leaders to review each of our new construction homes! This comprehensive assessment involves a: 

  • Cosmetic inspection
  • Third-party HVAC duct cleaning
  • Third-party sewer line inspection
  • Third-party home inspection

Many home builders don’t subject themselves to these extensive inspections. At Hearthside Homes, we want our buyers to have confidence in their purchase! That’s why we hire impartial pros to look over our work. 

12-Month Warranty

In addition to completing a thorough inspection process, we proudly offer a 12-month warranty on all of our new homes. We even have a Warranty Manager on our team to make sure you have a go-to contact to reach out to if needed. You’ll have peace of mind when you buy with Hearthside Homes! 

Our Happy Clients!

At Hearthside Homes, we prioritize customer experience and satisfaction. Did you know Hearthside Homes of Kansas City has over 100 5-star reviews on Google? Click here to check out our Google reviews and hear from some of our happy customers. Our client, Mehtab, shares: 

“We did not expect to find ourselves building a house, but when we found Hearthside we were blown away by the quality of their work and their utmost professionalism! The entire team at Hearthside were amazing and they were so transparent and up front about the building process! They worked with us through all the hurdles that come with building a home and we couldn’t be happier with the finished product! We love our new home and would recommend Hearthside to any one looking to build a quality home with peace of mind!”

Want to hear more from our happy homeowners? Click on the video below to watch a customer testimonial. Jeff & Becca are so thrilled they trusted Hearthside Homes with their new build! After years of searching for the right floor plan and builder, they finally decided to go with our team. Now that they’ve had time to settle into their new home, they are so happy they made the right decision to choose Hearthside Homes!