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Developments in architecture are often slow compared to the rapid pace of design and construction. Taking a look at 2012 offers some insight for what to expect in architecture in 2013. For Kansas City homeowners, taking into account trends in architecture may make your home more attractive to a potential buyer if you plan on remodeling it for resell.
Taking Mother Nature into Account. The numerous hurricanes and other natural disasters that have characterized weather in the past few years have brought more awareness to the process of home construction. Some designers have gone so far as to raise the foundation of the home above sea level. Protecting a home from a potential rise in water level is likely to take front and center.
Combining new and old. Sustainable architecture has taken center stage, along with the general focus on sustainability and eco-friendly living. When developing a plan to rebuild homes destroyed in natural disasters, one architect pairs the old New Orleans style with solar paneling, which provides much needed electricity in the event of an outage.
Re-examining Materials. There has been a strong shift towards using more durable pre-fabricated construction materials (produced off-site) that allow for construction and design processes to bypass poor weather delays. In addition, using cement and other materials that don’t require a lot of upkeep are growing trends in the architecture movement.
To discuss the architectural possibilities for your home remodel contact Design Build Team if you reside in the Kansas City area.
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