Whether a small city apartment or a rustic country house – we all dream of our own home. Our own home is something very special – a place where we will spend many years and collect wonderful moments. Depending on the type of construction, the forecast lifespan of a house is between 70 and 100 years. As with furnishing trends and all other areas, there are also different trends every year when it comes to building. And just before the turn of the year, we made ourselves smart and tell you where new home construction is going and what the latest house building trends in 2023.
Deciding in which ambience we feel most comfortable and which type of construction appeals to us the most is the most important point when buying a house. But it doesn’t hurt to find out about the latest trends. As living space is becoming increasingly scarce and expensive, especially in the big cities, it is no surprise that architects and builders will be relying on more practical solutions in the next year. Although the so-called tiny houses are becoming increasingly popular for urban areas, they have limited space and are therefore more suitable for individuals or young couples. But if you prefer to live under one roof with your whole family or have several children, then an apartment building is just the thing for you!
Sustainability and environmental awareness are in – also in building. For many years now, more and more people have been choosing energy-efficient houses and that will not change in 2023 either. In fact, for more than 82% of Germans, environmental protection plays a decisive role in house building or renovation. A long service life, the use of environmentally friendly building materials and high energy efficiency – these are the most important aspects of sustainable house construction. Building materials are considered environmentally friendly if they are easily recyclable, durable and low in pollutants. The installation of a solar system, for example, would be an excellent way to produce electricity and heat water while doing something good for nature at the same time.
Technology is an important part of our everyday life and it certainly makes our lives easier. In addition to the topic of sustainability and energy efficiency, smart homes are also becoming increasingly important and are therefore one of the biggest house building trends in 2023. Various devices and systems are networked with one another and can be individually controlled both from the computer and on the go via an app with a mobile phone. The refrigerator sends you a message as soon as the eggs are all out or the light goes off automatically when you leave the room – this is not a distant vision of the future, but a reality. Granted, installing the system is an expensive investment to begin with, but the cost will pay off over time.
Once known as a simple holiday home, bungalows are becoming increasingly popular among builders. A bungalow is a flat, detached house, with all rooms on one level. Thanks to the level access, you can save yourself all the ups and downs of climbing stairs and still enjoy the advantages of having your own house. Since all rooms can be reached steplessly, bungalows are particularly advantageous for elderly and disabled people and young families with small children. However, it’s important to mention that a bungalow needs a larger floor plan than a classic multi-story house. The higher costs for the property are offset by the comparatively simpler construction of the house.
We all know that daylight is good for our wellbeing and health in many ways. Small windows and dark rooms are a thing of the past – the house building trends for 2023 are accompanied by huge glass surfaces. Large window fronts and glass walls are an excellent way to bring more sun into your own house and to enjoy a wonderful panoramic view at any time. In order to protect yourself from overheating in summer and avoid the prying eyes of the neighbors, you should definitely invest in sun protection. It is also important to note that multiple windows mean more cleaning work. And where free time is increasingly becoming a precious commodity, you probably don’t want to waste it on cleaning.
Hundreds of new residential complexes, shopping centers, and commercial industrial buildings are being built in Russian cities every year. The construction industry is developing rapidly, “keeping pace” with the growing demands of the times.
Residential property options
On the market for real estate under construction, buyers are offered several options for housing. These are multi-storey new buildings in residential complexes, houses with a small number of floors (infinity buildings), suburban duplexes and low-rise townhouses, country cottages.
More and more people prefer to buy a cottage, a country house and leave the city for the suburbs in order to live peacefully with their families in the fresh air.
There is a tendency – in the near future, people will move from apartments in high-rise buildings to small suburban villages closer to nature, silence.
The main problem due to which many Muscovites remain to live in the city is traffic jams. For example, to get from the suburbs of Moscow to work, you need at least 1.5 hours.
Construction industry specialists are trying to make the most of European and world experience in the construction of housing for ordinary people. They believe that an apartment or any other residential property should be as comfortable and convenient as possible for people to live.
A clear trend has emerged – the construction of low-rise, comfortable buildings near the city. These are townhouses, duplexes.
They are united by a common idea: these are low-rise buildings for several families. Moreover, the neighbors are located only on the sides of the apartment. There are no neighbors above and below.
A townhouse differs from a duplex in that in the first case it can be a long house with several apartments. In the second case, it is a small house for two families,
Moreover, the entrance to the apartment of the duplex house is located on different sides of the building. For all other criteria, both types of housing are similar. Townhouse and duplex apartments can consist of several levels, have an underground garage, a compact elevator, and a small plot of land.
Cities are becoming wider every year, new buildings are being built up. Their number is growing, buildings are being built using modern technologies. Most often, new buildings are erected from panel, brick-monolithic, monolithic materials.
Types of new buildings
- Panel houses
The main advantage of the construction of apartment buildings from panel slabs is the speed of development, the affordable price of apartments.
The panels are ready-made structural elements. Houses are made of them like a constructor.
Panel construction is not losing its popularity. A panel building can be built even in a small area. In this case, a minimum amount of construction equipment is required.
Apartments in panel houses are cheaper. But, the quality of such housing is worse than that of residential real estate made from other materials.
The panels have low sound and heat insulation characteristics. When building prefabricated houses, it is very important to observe the building construction technology. Otherwise, cracks may appear in the walls of the apartments. The construction of panel buildings is prohibited in areas prone to earthquakes.
- Monolithic houses
The building is being erected directly at the construction site using concrete mix. Formwork of walls and ceilings is poured with concrete of a certain brand. When erecting such houses, builders can also use ready-made monolithic reinforced concrete slabs.
With monolithic construction, it is extremely important to observe all technological nuances at every stage.
Apartments in monolithic buildings have free planning. Moreover, you can combine several apartments, both horizontally and vertically.
The ceilings and walls of monolithic houses are smooth and flat. The settlement of the building after putting the house into operation is minimal. Buildings are highly earthquake resistant.
The disadvantages include the high cost of apartments due to the high cost of housing.
- Monolithic-brick construction
Monolithic brick houses are reliable durable structures with excellent sound and heat insulation characteristics.
In such houses, only the first floors and the outer walls of the building are made of monolithic concrete. All internal partitions are made of bricks.
Thanks to the combination of brick and concrete, modern, durable apartments with a free layout, smooth walls, and even ceilings are obtained. The height of the ceilings in such houses reaches 3.5 meters.
The downside is the high price.
Developers are building different houses using modern technologies. They use strong, durable materials. The buyer can choose a suitable apartment, depending on preferences and financial capabilities.