As the desire for lake houses continues to grow, so does the demand for innovative and sustainable lake house designs. Building a lake house along the Great Lakes offers a gorgeous view, a calming atmosphere, and the perfect escape from everyday life. What more can you want?
At 2C Construction, we understand the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest trends. And with a lake house, there are so many new trends to capture the look you’re hoping for. Let’s take a look at some of the top lake house trends that people are gravitating toward when building and updating their lake houses.
1.) Embracing Indoor-Outdoor Living
One of the most significant trends in lake house design for 2023 is the integration of indoor and outdoor living spaces. This trend emphasizes the seamless transition between the home’s interior and the surrounding natural environment.
Large sliding glass doors and windows, covered patios, and outdoor kitchens are a few ways you can embrace this trend. It’s all about ensuring you can spend as much time as possible outdoors and when you are indoors, you can still see plenty of the landscape outside.
2.) Natural Materials and Finishes
Another key trend for 2023 is the use of natural materials and finishes in lake house design. Wood, stone, and other organic materials allow you to connect with nature while creating a sense of warmth and coziness. These materials are often incorporated in flooring, walls, cabinetry, and countertops. They bring some of the nature of the outside into your home.
3.) Wooden Accents
From reclaimed wood beams to rustic wooden cabinetry, wooden accents are all about making a statement in your lake house design. Wooden accents can add character, provide a sense of warmth, and can really make your lake house feel like a home.
2C Construction specializes in custom home building and remodeling services and can incorporate wood into your bathroom, kitchen, or anywhere else you’re looking for some of the warmth that wood gives to a space. Our team can help you choose the perfect accents and finishes for your lake house.
4.) Spa-Inspired Bathrooms
There is nothing like a spa-inspired bathroom and homeowners in 2023 seem to agree. They are making their bathrooms look like luxurious, spa-like retreats that you’d find at the finest hotels.
This trend is all about creating a serene and calming space where you can relax and unwind after a day on the water or a long day at work. Think large freestanding soaking tubs, frameless glass showers, and soothing color palettes.
5.) Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
Sustainability is a crucial component of modern lake house design and in homebuilding in general in 2023. Homeowners are increasingly seeking energy-efficient solutions like solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, and sustainable or recycled materials to reduce their environmental impact and save on energy costs.
6.) Customized Storage Solutions
There really is no such thing as too much storage. Well-designed storage is essential in any home, but it’s particularly important in lake houses where space may be limited and activities often revolve around outdoor pursuits with lots of equipment.
Customized storage solutions like built-in shelves, cabinets, and closets can help keep your lake house organized and clutter-free. When you’re going somewhere to relax, you don’t want things lying around and looking like a mess.
7.) Smart Home Technology
Smart home technology in a lake house is not just a good idea for your own use, it can also be a great addition if you’re renting out your lakehouse to guests. With smart locks and cameras, you can ensure safety and make it easier for guests to check-in and out at their leisure.
Do they need to check in late? You can keep the house locked until they get there and then provide them with the code to the door when necessary. This ensures no one is getting in who doesn’t have direct access.
You can also add smart lighting, a smart thermostat, and virtual assistant devices to give your rental an edge over the competition. By being able to turn a light on and off or change the temperature at the touch of a button, you are providing your guests with high-end features that they may not find anywhere else.
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By embracing these trends, you can transform your lake house into a stunning retreat that offers the perfect blend of style, function, and sustainability. And 2C Construction can help you build, renovate, or remodel your lake house to be the home of your dreams.
To learn more about how we can help you achieve your perfect lake house and discuss what you’re looking for, contact us at 269-222-7907 or use our online form to schedule an appointment.