Home building is really as much an art as it is a science. Everyone wants different things out of their home, and as a result, modern home building has learned to focus on personal needs rather than assuming everyone will be happy with just one type of home. Still, there are some trends that have really been coming into focus in recent years in terms of what people want in their homes. The most prominent is green technology being used in home building, which I think is a really great thing. People all across the country are becoming more and more concerned with the environment, which means that they want energy improvements like solar panels, better insulation, and geothermal heating installed in their homes. This can save money in the long run as well, so I think it is a great idea.
Another great modern trend is handicapped accessibility. Many people build homes with the intention of living there all their lives, but they forget that they may be unable to climb stairs in their old age. This can lead to costly installation of stairlifts and other equipment. Instead, people are choosing to build handicapped accessible homes from the start.