What Are the Current Trends in Architecture?

Today, we will show you three trends that are transforming the Architecture world and some of the pros and cons!

Smart Home Technology

Smart homes are the new way of living. You no longer have to get up to turn the lights or the heating on. If you forgot to turn your house alarm on, you can do it from your phone as well – where you can have complete access to your whole house.  

Just from your phone, you will be able to manage all appliances in your house. However, some of the challenges that people often encounter are when installing and setting up the system. It’s important to note that, when constructing the house, the builders will have to find ways of incorporating these new systems into their projects. This equipment can be expensive as well.

Overall, and like every other technology, there are people who love it and people who don’t.

Multifunctional Open-Plan Spaces

Being on lockdown, people started using the same section of their houses for several purposes. The little office inside your house isn’t in an independent room anymore. Nowadays, people make use of their kitchen and dining table as an office desk. This has been highly requested because people spend more time at home, so there’s a need to gather the family in one room. There’s a high demand for bigger and larger room constructions that can be multifunctional.

However, if you’re thinking about having an open space in your living room area, you should be aware of some disadvantages, such as the fact that you’ll probably have less privacy, have different smells of food and some noise going on.

Nevertheless, this is an amazing way of getting a lot of natural light, instead of having another room and spending money on more lights.

Windows and Natural Light

Speaking about lights, we all love natural light and large windows. After being stuck at home for so long and not being able to go outside, people feel the need to have big windows where the sunlight comes in. There’s a higher demand in creating spaces with a lot of natural light and fresh air.

Sunlight has a lot of impact on you and one of the many advantages of it is Vitamin D. However, you should know that having larger windows can be expensive, as well as fixing them, if there’s a problem. It can also be challenging when you have to clean the windows because they aren’t small so you’ll need to reach higher levels and you will need, therefore, more products.

At Summit Architecture we help you find the best option for your projects. Get in touch with us and book your free consultation!