7 Texas Home Building Trends for 2019

With new trends in home con­struc­tion pop­ping up every year, there are many ways to update your home in the new year. Texas res­i­dents, in par­tic­u­lar, have been com­ing up with some pret­ty fresh and inno­v­a­tive con­cepts for their homes in 2019. Trends tend to go and come with a cer­tain lev­el of unpre­dictabil­i­ty, so your best bet is to go with a new one that might be around for a few years rather than one that’s already been pop­u­lar for a while.

If you live in Texas and want to make sure your home isn’t falling behind the trends in 2019. You can fol­low these 7 trends to ensure you stay ahead of the curb, and your neigh­bors.

1. A Stronger Wall System

Unless you’ve been liv­ing under a rock, you’re prob­a­bly aware of all the storm dam­age that Texas res­i­dents have had to deal with in the past cou­ple of years. With hur­ri­canes seem­ing to come around more fre­quent­ly , Texas home­own­ers are look­ing for new ways to ensure their safe­ty and secu­ri­ty dur­ing even the harsh­est of storms.

One solu­tion which has become very pop­u­lar late­ly is the use of the Bau­tex Wall Sys­tem. Bau­tex Blocks are a com­pos­ite insu­lat­ing con­crete form (ICF), made from a spe­cial blend of con­crete and expand­ed poly­styrene and are inter­locked via rebar and ties. Their dura­bil­i­ty, flex­i­bil­i­ty, and inter­lock­ing sys­tem allow them to with­stand extreme­ly high winds and fly­ing debris.

Many south­ern home­builders are switch­ing to Bau­tex Blocks to build their homes now so they won’t have to wor­ry about rebuild­ing after every big storm. Bau­tex Blocks are also nat­u­ral­ly sound­proof and once sealed with the Bau­tex air & mois­ture bar­ri­er, they are excel­lent at keep­ing out mois­ture, mak­ing them one of the hottest Texas home build­ings trends of 2019.

2. Fire Features

Whether you opt for an out­door fire­place, a clas­sic indoor fire­place, or even a wood stove, fire fea­tures are back in 2019. You don’t have to wor­ry about using a fan­cy new mate­r­i­al to encom­pass your fire fea­tures either, brick will do just fine.

The clas­sic brick fire­place has been fad­ing in and out of rel­e­vance for many years, but 2019 will see it qui­et­ly retake its man­tel as Texas’s favorite home build­ing trend. A good fire fea­ture can be the focal point of an entire room, or just a cozy nook in the cor­ner.

3. Sunrooms

Texas gets a lot of sun, so it’s no sur­prise to see the sun­room return in 2019. Typ­i­cal iter­a­tions of this trend include a room with amaz­ing views and large win­dows. They can be used for any pur­pose, but you’ll want to include some ever­green plants in the mix this year. Stone and brick floors are also a good option in your sun­room for 2019.

4. Home Office

With the num­ber of self-employed and remote work­ing indi­vid­u­als ris­ing steadi­ly every year, the home office has become some­what of a neces­si­ty. Your new Texas home wouldn’t be com­plete with­out one in 2019. For those of you who still work more tra­di­tion­al jobs, the rental room is an increas­ing­ly pop­u­lar trend as well.

You can now put your room up on a site like Airbnb and rent it out for a short length of time, rather than com­mit­ting to a 6 month or longer con­tract. This makes pop­u­lar vaca­tion states like Texas, prime real estate for home­own­ers look­ing to rent out a room every now and then.

When you plan for a rental room before­hand, you can include it in the design in a way that caters to the pri­va­cy of those who will be stay­ing in it.

5. Natural Finishes

We’re see­ing con­tem­po­rary fin­ish­es start to fade, and nat­ur­al fin­ish­es will again reign supreme in 2019. Whether you want to go with reclaimed wood, brick, stone, or anoth­er nat­ur­al mate­r­i­al like bam­boo is up to you. All of these nat­ur­al mate­ri­als give the space they’re in a cozy, warm feel.

Real wood for your kitchen coun­ter­tops and riv­er rock for your fire­place are both excel­lent options. Just make sure to add some house­plants and suc­cu­lents to bal­ance out those heavy mate­ri­als.

6. Unplugged Living Rooms

Par­ents have start­ed to real­ize how much unob­struct­ed tech­nol­o­gy use can per­me­ate every aspect of our lives if we let it. That’s why the unplugged” liv­ing room is now becom­ing pop­u­lar. Gad­gets and screens are being lim­it­ed to oth­er areas of the house­hold now, in favor of a fam­i­ly room with lim­it­ed tech­nol­o­gy. This allows for deep­er bond­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties with fam­i­ly and friends.

7. Fancy Bathroom Mirrors

Bath­room mir­rors are see­ing some spe­cial atten­tion in Texas this year. Look out for fram­ing like mosa­ic or brick pat­terns, the tex­ture makes a beau­ti­ful jux­ta­po­si­tion to the mir­ror. Don’t be sur­prised to see dig­i­tal­ly enabled mir­rors either, they could be the break­out trend of 2019.

There Are Plenty of Texas Home Building Trends to Follow this Year

With so many new trends appear­ing this year, you’ll have plen­ty of options to choose from if you want to stay up-to-date in 2019. Try the Bau­tex Wall sys­tem for the best option in storm safe­ty and dam­age pre­ven­tion around. It could save you thou­sands in repairs after the next hur­ri­cane.

Unplugged liv­ing rooms can help you bond with your fam­i­ly, and style trends like dig­i­tal­ly enabled bath­room mir­rors, fire fea­tures, and sun­rooms are all great ways to bring a mod­ern feel to your Texas home in 2019.