Housing and Design Trends to Look for in 2020

  • Solar-centric housing: Homeowners want to live off the grid as much as possible, and solar energy options make this easier to do. Whether it’s solar panels on the roof or other solar options, net-zero housing design is on the rise.
  • Multigenerational housing: According to recent statistics from various sources, 40% of adults are making plans to accommodate family members in their home, such as an adult child, a parent, or a grandparent. The housing industry is responding with designs that make these living arrangements suitable for all.  
  • Smart technology: Over the last several years, smart technology made it possible for people to turn on lights, lock their doors, and adjust their home’s temperature from their phones. As 2020 progresses, home builders will continue to meet the demand from buyers to prewire and set up homes for smart integration.