As with Urban Modern design, kitchens are large with vast islands where there is seating for casual dining. Formal dining areas are no longer the trend. Dining areas are components of open plan living areas. These homeowners expect landscaped outdoor living areas which include grilling stations, pizza ovens, seating areas, swimming pools and perhaps hot tubs. Frequently, kids living areas may be separate from primary living areas.
Sophisticated and Elegant Mountain Modern Wet Bar
Design trends for owners’ suites
Owners’ suites are now no longer vast spaces. They are big enough to be comfortable, but are not cavernous. “The common owners’ suite feature that everyone wants is a large closet,” says Amy. Owners’ closets feature an island with drawers and an integrated bench where you may sit to put on clothes. Dressers are built into the closet. Vanity space is also included as a place to store jewelry with a mirror positioned so you may finalize your appearance. LED strips provide lighting above clothing racks so you may easily select clothes and chandeliers give a bit of sparkle to the overall look of owners’ closets.
Custom built-in dresser and island in Owner’s Suite closet.
Technology in custom homes
“Home automation is expected in every custom home,” observes Amy. From motorized window coverings to smart glass, and music throughout the home, technology serves comfort and enjoyment. Advances in recent years allow owners to augment every aspect of their homes with technology, most especially, HVAC systems and lighting. Controlled by apps on tablets in the home or phones, these technologies help you stay safe and secure. From smart locks to smart light bulbs, to smart thermostats and beyond, there’s an app for that. Your preferences may be programmed into menus for day or evening, setting household zone temps, turning on music, controlling temperature of your shower water, locking doors, opening blinds, lowering lights, even to brewing coffee. Owners in the Denver and Colorado Springs areas are using technology in every aspect of their home.
“Our space planning and furniture selection process assesses our owners’ personal collections, utilizing their choices in their new home and choosing new pieces designed to complement the home’s finishes and flow,” notes Amy. Many owners have pieces they wish to use in their new homes. They depend on the Galiant team to help them integrate these pieces into the new home.
A distinctive new home
When completed, every custom home designed and built by Galiant is built to be extraordinary. Each is one of a kind, just as its owners are distinctive.