Consider the Hottest Homebuilding Trends of 2015 Before You Buy

Residence 210 Gourmet KitchenAt De Young Properties, we stay current on design trends and what’s hot in home building, so you don’t have to!

I recently attended the National Association of Home Builders International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas and here’s what I learned about the hottest homebuilding trends of 2015:


It’s 2015 and the Living is Easy

Homeowners are thinking long term. They plan to stay in their homes longer, and they want functional, creative homes that will suit their family’s needs now and in the future. So what does that mean?

Residence 240 Formal Dining RoomCustom Storage

Popular options include a floorplan that provides a spot to place items (shoes, keys, backpacks, purses) as you enter your home, sometimes called a drop zone. The De Young Residences 205 and 185 are designed with an area just for that convenient drop zone! Another custom storage trend is a garage with built-ins. The De Young Residence 320 Super Garage can park three cars with plenty of room leftover for storage or a work area, leaving you plenty of room to adapt as the family’s needs change.


Right now you might need a nursery, but what about five or ten years from now? Flexible rooms that can serve multiple purposes (think music room, office, guest room, play room, game room) are hugely popular. Many De Young homes are designed with flexible rooms to meet changing needs.

Residence 260 - Multi-Gen AvailableaOpen Concept

Open floor plans are not going anywhere. In fact, they are just getting better! A work space right off the kitchen? Yes, please! See the De Young Residence 260 for this functional space. Big kitchen islands with seating, to connect to the rest of the living space? Sold. In fact, the big kitchen island is so important, De Young offers these in multiple floorplans!

Don’t Forget Grandma! –

Multi-Generational floorplans used to mean an extra or adjacent room with a full bath and storage. New trends showcase separate living quarters complete with a bath, bedroom, kitchenette and living room. De Young Properties is already offering this trend with four Multi-Generational floorplan options designed to accommodate families of every shape and size.


The more you can bring the outdoors in, the better. Disappearing walls are a huge trend. Blurring the line between indoors and out helps bring light into the home so the homeowner can live larger and allows nature to compliment architecture. Residence 210 Backyard FirepitBlending your hard scape and soft scape to extend your living areas will become more common.

De Young offers many floorplans with balconies including the Residence 260 that offers two balconies.

Dining rooms that face a courtyard or patio is another popular choice, like the De Young Residence 210 floorplan, which features an interior courtyard. Another trending option is monumental windows – which facilitate the feeling of being outside, while you remain perfectly air conditioned indoors – check out the Residences 240, 210 or 260 wall-of-windows!

I witnessed much more at IBS in Las Vegas and I will definitely share additional insightful ideas with you in the future so stay tuned!

And in the meanwhile, visit a De Young Welcome Center to be amazed by the display of today’s important design trends to help you personalize a home that will fit your unique lifestyle!

Author: Paula De Young, De Young Properties