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What is Hot in Homebuilding in 2014!

Veranda was recently featured on Candy’s Dirt discussing the hot trends in 2014.  While you can CLICK HERE to see the original article, we have posted it here for you as well.

The team at Veranda Fine Homes has been building non-stop, it seems. From traditional, to Mediterranean, to Hill Country-inspired, Veranda is putting out fresh, new takes on architecture and filling their homes with high-end finishes and clean lines. With outstanding customer reviews and loyalty, it’s no wonder that Kyle Belew and his team have earned a spot as a Builder.

Northcrest Kitchen

We asked Belew (left) and marketing chief Sam Graham what Veranda is seeing most this year in their custom builds. As homeowners become more educated and more particular about what they want their home to do, their tastes are inspiring builders such as Veranda Fine Homes to create more functional, open layouts that conform to the more informal uses we see today.

In the kitchen, Graham says open spaces are key. ”It seems like customers are wanting more ‘zones’ — cooking area, bar area, islands that function as tables, too. They want multiple gathering spaces,” he said.

Other features that are growing in popularity include separate range tops and ovens, more pendant and chandelier lights, a kitchen space that opens to a Great Room, and less emphasis on the “work triangle” and more on making rooms to attract groups.

“Lots of customers are also wanting paneled appliances and maybe just a ‘feature’ appliance in stainless steel,” Graham added. It definitely makes for a more cohesive look in a kitchen, while high-end ranges still command the amount of attention you’d expect.

In bathrooms, clients are focusing on vanities and their design and functionality. Floating vanities are gaining steam with clients, Graham said, as are furniture-style vanities. And balking the trend of eschewing full-featured bathrooms, more and more clients are demanding free-standing tubs, Graham said. Thank goodness! Of course, that doesn’t mean showers are getting the cold shoulder, as body spray panels are oft-requested features, too.

As Marc Kleinmann of Bauhaus Custom Homes has said again and again, home automation is here to stay. Graham agrees, noting that more and more homeowners are demanding features that will allow them to control a variety of lighting conditions. Integrated technology is equally important, added Graham, with homeowners demanding multiple wireless access points as well as CAT 6 cable — or ethernet cable — enabling homes for internet-friendly technology.

Of course, Veranda is supplying all of these features with the company’s signature style and flair!

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It is hard to believe that nearly 10 years has passed since starting Veranda Fine Homes. We are so thankful for the support we have received from customers and our trade partners. It is because of your hard work and dedication that Veranda Fine Homes has been able to thrive.

We look forward for what is to come in the future. As we near the 10 year mark we are dedicated to continuously raising the bar. We are excited to be introducing new standard features in each our our homes to not only improve the quality of life of our customers, but also offer them the latest in technology and energy efficiencies.

As always, it is our relationships that come first and we are committed to delivering not only a quality home, but also unparalleled levels of customer service.

We would love for you to consider Veranda Fine Homes for your next home. We look forward to meeting with you and guiding you through the new home build process.

Thanks again for your support. I cannot wait to see what the future holds!


Kyle Belew