When it’s time to build a new home, many clients are interested in creating a space that will appear fresh and timeless for as long as possible. Aiming to build a timeless custom home is a popular and pragmatic goal. Many people are unsure exactly what elements make a home appear more classic. We’re happy to break it down for you while you dream and plan.
10X Builders builds fantastic custom homes in Utah and Salt Lake County. Our experience creating beautiful homes that stand the test of time uniquely positions us to take on the topic of timelessness in custom home design.
What Makes a Home Timeless?
You have to spend some time inside a timeless home before you’re entirely sure when it was built. Though the small details will always provide clues, timeless and creative trends in custom home design keep elements relevant for a wider window of time.
Neutral colors and classic combinations keep your color palettes universal. White, cream, grey, beige and other soft neutrals leave the focal point to your decor, which is much easier to swap out as times change.
Though finishes and stains can change with the times, natural materials tend to stay popular longer. Manufactured products that imitate natural materials like luxury vinyl plank (LVP) can also create a timeless look while capitalizing on the advantages you’re looking to capture like durability or a particular price point.
3. Natural Light
The sun doesn’t go out of style. Custom home design means you can orient your home and position your windows to maximize and direct the natural light available on your lot. Create open sunny spaces to create warmth in your space and boost your daily mood.
4. Timeless Floorplans
Create a space with universal appeal by carefully selecting your floorplan. Some floor plans go in and out of style. Split levels, for example, scream of a bygone era. Classic cape cods and bungalows are consistently popular, as are ranches built for easy single-floor living. Large family homes with multiple sleeping areas and divided between floors are also consistently in demand, even as trends evolve.
Your best bet in concealing many signs of the times is storage. Include ample built-ins with sleek and simple pulls and handles to contain technology and clutter and keep your open spaces free of the clutter from modern life.
6. Expert Artisanship
A custom home that will stand the test of time is built by experts. Craftsmanship, expertise, and well-established building processes make the difference when you’re undertaking a once-in-a-lifetime project you will use every day.
If you’re interested in hearing more about the kind of skill and style that set us apart, download our complimentary ebook about the custom building process here.
Latest Home Design Trends
Luckily, you don’t always have to choose between timeless and trendy designs when you build a custom home today. You can have it both ways in 2022, where many classic style elements are in favor.
7. Neutral Colors
Neutrals are the name of the game in 2023 and beyond. For example, Sherwin Williams’ 2023 color of the year, Redend Point, is a neutral blush that looks fantastic when paired with natural wood, plants, and the color elements popular in vintage items from many eras.
8. Gentle Arches
Arches are trending for 2023, but this isn’t their first time in the spotlight. Aches in windows and doorways appear in popular architectural trends throughout the ages and are easy to repeat with your design and decor choices.
9. Open Spaces
Open-concept floorplans and designs are as popular today as they have been in the past. They are projected to hold their popularity well into the future because the human tendency to enjoy open and airy spaces is unlike to evolve.
10. Cozy Corners
We aren’t contradicting ourselves. Open spaces and private places can exist in the same floorplan. In fact, you’ll likely enjoy your space more if you include both. Private nooks are also increasingly trendy for 2022 and 2023.
11. Big on Botanicals
Nature is potentially popular but especially trendy for 2022 and 2023. Incorporating plants as decor and sun rooms and other spaces designed to support and highlight your plants’ well-being.
12. Make Use of the Mountains
The natural backdrop in Salt Lake County provides delightful design inspiration. Drawn in the color palette of the surrounding rock formations or echo design elements from other mountainous regions such as Scandinavian minimalism to ensure your inspiration is apparent in the future.
Let’s Build Your Next Home Together
From trendy to timeless, we are committed to building your custom Utah and Salt Lake County home to delight for years to come. Reach out today to tell us about your custom home project, and we’ll start the conversation that elevates your dream home tenfold. We cannot wait to connect with you.