Along with new design philosophy comes a new build philosophy. That’s why it’s important to select a method of building that utilizes this modern philosophy, and techniques to match.
The traditional build method of stick building simply cannot execute modern build tactics are sharply and precisely as panelized building, performed by skilled workers and state of the art technology.
More and more builders are turning to these panel building methods every day. In 2019, efficiency and precision are trumping tradition, and it’s for the better.
3 Modern Home Design Philosophies To Consider For Your Home
When designing a custom home, it can get easy to get swept up in every small detail, and forgot about some of the most important philosophies that your home is built on.
We recommend keeping these 3 elements in mind while designing and building:
- Energy efficiency, sustainability, and occupant health
- Quality over size
- Modern layouts and orientation
When homeowners keep these philosophies at the forefront, they wind up with a home they truly love that reflects modern design, yet remains timeless.
1. Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, and Occupant Health
This has gone beyond solar panels and energy efficient appliances.
Modern efficiency techniques include:
- Increased wall thickness
- Advanced sheathing materials
- Utilizing recycled materials
- Solar / window placement considerations
- Sustainable landscaping
- Wind flow design
- Indoor air quality control
At Barden, our panel build design and manufacturing process puts this philosophy at the forefront. Home drafting and design is completed using advanced engineering software that is leveraged on the manufacturing floor. State of the art lasers and other technology are used for exact measuring, ensuring that there are no gaps in windows, walls, or trusses.
To read more about how panel building puts efficiency at the forefront throughout the building process, check out our Behind the Scenes blog.
2. Quality > Size
This does not mean that every modern homeowner should switch to tiny home living, but smaller, handsomely designed ranches with high end masonry and kitchen finishes, custom hardwood trim, high ceilings, and tasteful custom design details are replacing the all-you-can-eat buffet philosophy of building in the previous decade.
New homeowners are far more concerned with how the home looks, feels, and functions than they are with how much stuff they can fit in it.
Moreover, long gone are the days of “sitting rooms” and “formal dining rooms” just to include them on the home plan. The modern home owner realizes that the cleaning and upkeep on these spaces is not worth it, and is focusing on populating their home plan with functional spaces and features.
3. Modern Layouts and Orientation
A large open living space makes a smaller home feel larger, and effectively it actually does by increasing the space in the home used every day.
These larger spaces can be rearranged for special occasions and adapted as the occupants’ needs evolve.
Savvy homeowners also consider items like window placement here, to take advantage of natural lighting in some rooms, and save on the cost of electricity.
Explore Modern Homes
Our Home Plan Gallery features a variety of custom homes that perfectly align with the modern homeowner’s needs.
Any one of the plans can be modified to be personalized to the homeowner, and completely custom plans can be created, too!
Find the modern, custom home of your dreams on our website today, and get started on your project soon!