In the family-friendly mecca of San Antonio, design trends reflect the needs of today’s homeowners. Features and floorplans that accommodate family comfort at every life stage, that foster togetherness and entertainment potential, and provide ease of living are showcased.
1. Open floorplans
Open floorplans are a nationwide trend borne out of lifestyle needs. Today’s homebuyers enjoy open sightlines through the home to create a feeling of airy spaciousness. They also crave spaces that invite casual gatherings and adapt well for entertaining, allowing guests to mix freely and chefs to be part of the action. In San Antonio homes, great rooms or kitchens that are open to the living room, dining room, or both, are just what families are looking for.
2. Chef’s kitchens
Gone are the days when kitchens were small, utilitarian spaces hidden at the back of the home. Today, kitchens are meant to use and to show off, with gleaming countertops, gourmet-worthy appliances, and eat-in spaces that allow families to interact before, during, and after meals.
3. Spa-style master baths
The bathroom is another place that traditionally has been hidden away and is now more commonly decked out as a showplace in San Antonio homes. Even those master baths that are not designed to the nines are typically elegant, spa-like spaces with modern flooring, walk-in showers, and soaker tubs.
4. First-floor living
Single-story living continues to be a growing trend in areas that cater to an aging population or for young families who don’t want stairs. In cities like San Antonio, new home designs often feature a mother-in-law suite or a full guest suite downstairs. Lennar Homes’ new residences at Mission del Lago, the SouthSide’s favorite masterplanned community, take it a step further, with NEXTGEN, a “house within a house” that offers the ideal setup for large families or multigenerational setups.
5. Game rooms
Homebuyers used to have to use an extra bedroom or build out an attic to have a game room in their home. Today game rooms are routinely offered as standard in many new communities, like DR Horton’s homes at Mission del Lago—another reason families connect with this national builder and growing community.
6. Lightening up
When it comes to décor, home design is no longer embracing the dark side. After years of nearly black floors, the new trend in hardwoods is rustic lighter wood, whitewashed wood, and grey washes. Kitchens have already lightened up; white cabinets have been leading the way for a few years, while light blues and grays are also trending—not just in he kitchen, but on walls and accessories as well.
For more information, visit Mission del Lago. This popular Southside San Antonio community offers a range of new homes and on-site amenities with a location that puts residents within easy reach of major employers and peaceful surroundings that offer a great escape.
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