New Home Trends: Creating Memories

Your home should always be an expression of you, a relaxing place to escape from any stress of any day. However, these days when it comes to building a new custom home, many homeowners have gone beyond their desire for simply a private refuge and are now focusing on creating comfortable and inviting entertainment spaces — a place where family and friends can gather for relaxing weekends together.

Many home buyers are realizing that their home isn’t just for the people who live there anymore. Their home is also where their family and friends spend time together creating memories and sharing their lives. Studies on the latest home trends show significant emphasis now being placed on making the home feel inviting and comfortable.

So what is becoming more popular in entertainment design in new custom homes?

New home design is now happening outdoors with courtyards, including interior and front entry. Front entry courtyards have the ability to move you from a city street to a quiet calm before entering the home. With outdoor fireplaces, comfortable seating and soothing water features, interior perimeter courtyards are a simple but elegant way for home owners to make a great first impression.

Backyard Resort
Extending their living space to the backyard is becoming more popular with more emphasis on creating outdoor entertainment areas around spectacular swimming pools. In essence, the backyard is becoming more like a resort with cozy seating and larger pools as well as features like waterfalls and fountains, in-pool seating and even creative water slides.

Outdoor Kitchen
Custom, built-in outdoor kitchens are now being added to the basic barbecue grill. Complete areas with refrigerators, wine coolers, sinks and ample counter spaces, reduce the need to leave your company to go indoors.

Game Room
When weather or time of day keeps company inside, a game room is a great way home owners can still create an entertaining experience for guests. Game rooms have significantly grown in popularity, typically offering game or billiards tables, mini refrigerators or a wet bar and perhaps a children’s area with board games and junior-sized seating.

Home Theater
Also, when indoor entertaining is preferred, a home theater can provide a movie theater experience right in your own home. The Home Theater has grown in popularity with stadium-style seating, large popcorn machines, huge movie screens and state-of-the-art equipment.


If you are planning to build your own custom home, Robare Custom Homes is here to help every step, from choosing the site, designing your home to best suit your wants and needs while taking advantage of all aspects of your chosen property. Our team is committed to a personal, one-on-one homebuilding experience, with open communication and dedication to excellence. Call our office to set up your builder interview and initial consultation today: 210-372-9880 or to submit an online inquiry, click here.