This Year’s Hottest Home Trends
Thursday February 8th, 2018
Orchard Ridge was designed for today’s way of life, from the state-of-the-art amenities that encourage a healthy lifestyle to progressive home designs that make everyday life easier. Orchard Ridge’s home builders know exactly what today’s homebuyers are looking for and incorporate innovative features into each and every home they build. From home automation to flex spaces, here are five of this year’s hottest new home trends, all of which can be found at Orchard Ridge.
- Open Concepts
Homebuyers today are turning away from homes that feel compartmentalized and restrictive. That’s why homes at Orchard Ridge feature wide open floor plans that feel breezy and bright. Spacious kitchens that flow naturally into cozy living and dining areas, making for effortless entertaining and family time. Plus, open concept homes provide you with more flexibility to arrange your space in a way that works best for your family.
- Flex Spaces
At Orchard Ridge, many homes feature a flex space that can be adapted to meet your family’s changing needs. Work from home? Turn it into an office where you can get some work done in a distraction-free environment. Baby on the way? Convert it into a nursery and then a playroom as your kids grow. No space for your hobbies? Whether it’s a craft room, your very own library or a home theatre for movie marathons, you can finally have a dedicated space for the things that matter most to you.
- Outdoor Living Space
Most homes at Orchard Ridge feature either a front or back porch, or both. These expand your home’s living space and make it easier than ever to enjoy the gorgeous Texas Hill Country. Host a neighborhood barbecue, watch the kids practice soccer, read a book with a glass of iced tea, or just sit back and enjoy the sound of crickets at night. And since many of the homes at Orchard Ridge have the option to expand the back porch, you can have an outdoor space that’s just the right size for your family.
- Home Automation
Orchard Ridge is bringing homebuyers to the Jetsons Age with home automation and technologically advanced features available in many homes. Imagine being able to unlock your front door for arriving guests, change the thermostat when a cold front blows in, or close the garage behind your forgetful teen — all with the touch of a button from your smartphone or tablet.
- Energy-Efficient Features
One of Orchard Ridge’s founding principles includes stewardship of the land, so it’s no surprise that homes include energy-efficient features that reduce the impact on the environment. Programmable thermostats, better insulation, tankless water heaters and high-efficiency appliances are just a few of the green options available that can help save you money and the environment at the same time.