newport beach home tips

When looking for a new home or making changes to your current one, there are likely a few key design and decor aspects you’re in search of. From the overall aesthetic of the home to the finishes throughout each room, the details are what make your home uniquely your own. Whether you’re planning a remodel of your Newport Beach home or are in search of a new property, it’s helpful to stay on the heels of current trends in home building and design so you know what you’re putting into your home will have a high return on investment in the long run. Here are some of the latest building trends.

Functional, efficient space

Bigger and better once reigned supreme in the housing market and after the crash some home owners began to realize that sometimes that phrase is simply wrong. Now home owners are less concerned with the overall size of a home and more concerned with using the space to its utmost capacity. Keeping functionality in mind and the smart use of space while remodeling your home. Consider things that are no longer useful in your home, like a kitchen desk.

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With open living spaces incredibly popular, it can sometimes seem challenging as to how each space should be used properly. Consider having plenty of open space but utilizing vertical space for storage purposes and making each area a usable space where people gather for work or play.

Energy-saving appliances and finishes

“My rule of thumb is: If you can get your dollars back in three years, do it. … If you end up in the home longer than that, the technology is changing so quickly [you can] make an upgrade later and get an even more efficient home,” says builder Greg Alford with Texas-based Alford Homes.

Automation and smart technologies help home owners to live with more energy efficiency in mind, or rather not. These types of technology make it a thing of the past to have to keep track of your energy usage, as the technology takes care of it for you. Based on the time of the day and sometimes even motion sensing, smart automation and utility technology is a must in all remodeling projects in your Newport Beach home.

Sleek exterior

In Southern California, having a clean and modern exterior is about more than just looks. With the recent drought and constant struggles with water, keeping a simple and straightforward landscaping design is incredibly important. Not only is it pertinent to save water, but other home owners don’t want to deal with having to care for a high maintenance yard.

Ornamental grasses, native plants and a smart design are all things to keep in mind while you’re designing your exterior. It may be helpful to get the assistance of a professional who is well-versed in the specifics of where to place certain plants and barriers to get the most benefits.

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Check out these available homes in Newport Beach between $4.5 million and $5.5 million

  1. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,553 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,069 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,150 sqft
  3. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 3,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,200 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,117 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,250 sqft
  5. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,999 sqft

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(all data current as of 11/22/2017)

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