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Kimberly Blackford  by Kimberly Blackford

Picture your dream home, what does it include? Would you love an outdoor fireplace? Or, do you prefer relaxing in a marble whirlpool tub? These features and more are available for every homeowner today. But, what are the home design trends that are requested to builders over and over?

Here's a list of the top home design building trends homeowners want in their new homes today:

1. Luxurious Kitchens and Baths

Homeowners are demanding more functional space in the kitchen. Many new kitchen home designs include a coffee space, baking area, butler's pantry or casual snack bar. Multiple islands are also popular. One island may feature a sink and dishwasher while another may contain a stove. Separating kitchen tasks allows multiple cooks in the kitchen while still maintaining function.

Luxury Kitchen

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When it comes to the bathroom, homeowners are drawn to a home design with "his and her" everything. Whether it's closets, vanities or separate baths. When it comes to luxury features, waterfall tubs and fireplaces top the list.

2. Flexible Floor Plans

Families are yearning for more seamless spaces that allow movement to flow from the indoors out. Sliding and pocket doors help achieve this between rooms and other spaces. Other increasingly popular options are home designs featuring hobby spaces, home offices, and bonus or flex spaces. These types of spaces adapt to the needs of today's family.

Modern House Flexible Floor Plan

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3. Light-Filled Floor Plans

Natural lighting from skylights, three-season rooms and covered porches are growing in popularity among new home designs. Many of these spaces are now being outfitted with outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, sophisticated sinks and grills helping to draw the family outdoors for more meals and relaxation time.

Victorian House Light-Filled Floor Plan

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4. Street Appeal

Forget the cookie cutter homes of the past, or garage dominated styles you see in so many neighborhoods. Home designs that use color and architectural variety are making a comeback.

Luxury Mediterranean House Plan with curb appeal

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5. Storage, storage and more storage!

Dressing rooms, walk-in closets and built-in cabinets are musts for all home designs now. Even oversized garages are replacing their smaller counterparts of the past, perfect for large SUVs, boats and storage.

Schulte Home Office Design

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6. Earth-friendly homes

Everyone is "going green" and builders are taking notice. Biodegradable materials and green building techniques are being requested by more and more consumers who are conscious of their surroundings and their well-being.

Earth-Friendly Contemporary House Plan

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