Custom home design is a constantly evolving industry, with new trends emerging each year. These trends can vary in style, materials, and functionality. However, they all share one common goal: to create a beautiful and unique living space that meets the needs and preferences of the homeowners. In this blog, we will explore some of the current custom home design trends that are gaining popularity in 2023. We think they’ll likely to be around for some time.

Sustainable Design

Sustainability has become a top priority in the design industry. This is also true for custom homes. Many homeowners are opting for eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient systems to reduce their carbon footprint and lower their utility bills. Sustainable design elements such as solar panels, green roofs, and rainwater harvesting systems are becoming increasingly popular in custom homes. Additionally, using locally sourced and recycled materials in construction is also a trend that has gained significant traction. This allows the builder and the homeowner to support the local economy.

Open Floor Plans

Open floor plans have been a popular trend in custom home design for several years. We expect they will continue to be in demand in 2023 and beyond. Such floor plans create a sense of spaciousness, allow for easy flow between rooms, and facilitate natural light. They also promote social interaction and make entertaining guests more comfortable.

This trend has also prompted custom home designers to find creative ways to incorporate open floor plans while still maintaining privacy in certain areas of the home. This would include sleeping areas or areas that are used for home offices.

Smart Home Technology

The integration of smart home technology has become a standard in custom home design. Homeowners are looking for ways to streamline their daily routines and make their lives more convenient. Smart home technology can provide just that. Systems such as automated lighting, temperature control, and security systems are becoming increasingly popular in custom homes. Additionally, voice-activated assistants like Alexa and Google Home are being integrated into custom home designs. This makes it possible for homeowners to control their home environment with a simple voice command.

Home Office Spaces

Remote work has become more common since the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, many homeowners are looking to create a dedicated space for work in their custom homes. Because of this, home office spaces have become a top priority for custom home designers, with many homeowners demanding a private space that is separate from the rest of the home. This allows them to function even when the kids are home or others are noisily going about their daily lives. Custom home designers are becoming more and more adept at creating functional and stylish home office spaces that include must-have features such as built-in shelving, ample storage, and natural lighting.

Outdoor Living Spaces

During the pandemic, many individuals and families became accustomed to spending more time at home. Because of this continuing trend, outdoor living spaces became more important and are now given more attention than ever when designing a custom home.

Indeed, homeowners are looking for ways to create outdoor spaces that are an extension of their indoor living areas. So, custom home designers are crafting outdoor living spaces that include features such as outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and lavish outdoor seating areas. Additionally, custom landscaping and lighting has become more essential to new home plans and can create a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere for homeowners to enjoy year-round.

Multi-Generational Living

Multi-generational living is becoming more common, so custom home designers are experimenting with the best ways to accommodate multiple generations of families in the same space. Multigenerational homes can include features such as separate living spaces, kitchens, and bedrooms, to allow for privacy and independence.

Additionally, custom home designers are incorporating accessibility features such as wider doorways, lower countertops, and walk-in showers to accommodate older family members or those with disabilities who are sharing spaces with their younger family members.

Natural Materials

Natural materials such as wood, stone, and brick are making a comeback in custom home design. These materials provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere and add a touch of natural beauty to the home. Custom home designers are using natural materials in a variety of ways. This includes flooring and walls or countertops and furniture. These materials also have the added benefit of being sustainable and eco-friendly as well, making them especially attractive to those who care about the environment.


At FM Construction, we’ve been designing up-to-date custom homes for more than a quarter-century. We’re up on all the latest trends in custom design and work closely with our prospective homeowners to craft the home of their dreams. We care about your vision! In addition, we use only the best suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors, and are on site daily to make sure your home is progressing as planned.

We’re excited to share our expertise with you. To learn more about our custom home designs or to browse our portfolio of projects, make an appointment to meet with our design experts by calling us at 604-880-4081.