Made popular in New England, colonial kitchens are classic in their design but have evolved into the showpiece of many new home construction projects. Cabinetry tends to be paneled with layers and depth. Stone countertops and stainless steel appliances are featured prominently as part of the design. Center islands provide a casual dining area or formal staging area for entertaining
Farmhouse design is most usually indicated by home builders with the use of a large basin sink as a focal point in the design. Other elements include butcher block countertops, exposed wood beams, and simple cabinetry. Colors can range from muted whites and woods to pastels that call out the kitchen as the heart of the home
Craftsman style homes (also called Arts and Crafts houses) are currently the most popular style of New Home Construction in America. Popularized in the early 1900s, craftsman homes are considered by many to be warm and welcoming. A craftsman style kitchen would be identified by their use of wood and stone elements. Earth-tone colors used on multi-paned doors and windows. You should expect to see built-in cabinetry, large fireplaces, intricate woodwork, and a mixture of ‘hard’ materials.
Natural and simple is the life of a cottage in the woods. The design rules tend to be casual and less stringent than more contemporary styles. Texture comes from ruffles and lace while the furniture remains classic and squared.
Nordic countries prefer a very simple aesthetic that is still warm and inviting. The use of natural materials, primarily wood and stone are the predominant colors as linens, carpets, and window dressings are generally white or neutral. With the color being simplistic, there is room for varied textures to create a cozy atmosphere when the nights are cold.
Evoking childhood memories of Cape Cod, the Hamptons and the islands of New England, a Coastal design for your new home construction will maintain a blue and white color palette, sometimes allowed to be interrupted by greys. Natural accents such as wicker, rope, and weathered wood lend a place for you to place nautical treasures like shells, fish, and seaweed motifs.
Despite what you may think, it’s not ‘anything goes’ when you ask your home builder to consider a bohemian style master suite. There are rules, but they are certainly enforced with a carefree attitude. Bold colors and varied textures are encouraged, as is the use of vintage pieces, distressed furniture, and eclectic accessories.
Dedicated Home Office
When work from home is life, your new home construction can include a dedicated home office. Secluded and private, and designed for your personal taste, there is no better place for deep work and loud phone calls.
Set off to the side, or sometimes attached to mudrooms and other service spaces, your home builder can always find a place to create an office nook for those times when you really need a desk to work from!
Family Command Center
Purposefully designed to be centrally located, a family command center is perfect for the busy household. Students can be seen while your cooking from the kitchen, or playtime activities can go on without interruption as you view from your desk.
Cold iced tea in a rocking chair under the shade of your front porch. Is there anything more relaxing? I home builder can make this dream come true, whether you’re looking for the wide, tapered columns of a Craftsman, the ionic pillars of a Colonial or a wrap-around Farm House, complete with swinging bench.
Backyard living is an important part of a new home in New England. Paver stones or poured concrete provide that solid ground for your BBQs while the dog plays in the yard.
Be the master of your domain, perched over your land with your new home behind you. Traditional lumber decks or modern composite material options are available. New home construction isn’t limited to the house itself, for some, nothing is more important than the custom design of their deck to fit their needs. Need a table for 8? You can round out a large seating area. Want to keep the fire away from the kids? A multi-tiered deck might be what you’re looking for. Whatever you’re dreaming, it can be built.
Screened In Porch
Can’t stand bugs? Neither can we. Screened in porches let you enjoy the outdoors at all times of day. Don’t worry about getting bit during morning coffee or evening cocktails again. Add in storm window inserts and you can be enjoying the outdoors for most of the year.
A modern take on an ancient tradition – cooking outside. A second kitchen has become the favorite accessory to ask for from your home builder. Appliance technology has advanced to the point where no ask is too crazy. The outdoors is not just for grills anymore. Ovens, stovetops, wet bars, and smokers can all be laid out along with counter space and prep areas. Everyone gathers in the kitchen anyway, why not take it outside when it’s nice?