Trends in Custom Home Building, Part 3

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UrbanLUX Builders offers the best custom homes in San Antonio. With the best neighborhoods, floor plans, and options, we stand head and shoulders above our competition. We involve you in every step of the home building process, ensuring that if you don’t like something, we can correct it immediately so there are no unnecessary delays in your custom home build.

Our mission as the best luxury home builder in San Antonio is to see your expectations met in a custom home. One way we do this is we stay abreast of the trends in custom homes so that we can advise you as to all of your options, so you can create the home of your dreams, which often has many details you hadn’t thought of before. Below, we’ll go over more trends you will see more of as we head into 2020. Contact us today to get started!


Prominent Garages

Being able to park your car in the garage is important to many people, especially when the weather takes a turn for the worse. As the number of cars that American households own continues to climb, you can expect to see more prominent garages as part of your custom home. Homeowners want oversized garages as well so they have room to open the door and unload groceries in comfort.

Likewise, in order to accommodate this growing trend in larger garages, you can expect to see bigger driveways as well. Not only do bigger driveways and the number of garage spots help your custom home’s value, but it also is a huge selling point should you decide to sell your home down the road. Driveways are also being added in to the trend for details as many luxury home owners are adding in monograms and other designs to home’s driveways for beautiful touches.

Bigger Yards

When you visit European palaces, many of these have huge gardens that sport beautiful landscaping, from exotic roses and other types of flowers to manicured hedges and water fountains. You can also see this in a more toned-down way on plantations in the American south.

As the number of cars increases, so too is the average number of acres that Americans are owning. With this increased acreage and size of yards, the desire for a huge garden with beautiful landscaping in order to relax in, ponder life, and breathe in fresh, clean air as you escape from the pressures of this world grows as well. You will begin to see ornamental walkways as well so you can take a walk in the garden like in the tales of our childhood. Walking paths, trails, stepping stones, and plants will begin to be featured prominently in custom homes in San Antonio in the upcoming decade.


Trending in 2020 for custom homes in San Antonio is gazebos. Gazebos have been around for centuries, and you can think of them as an open mini-house in your yard. They go by many names that mainly differentiate architectural details, such as kiosks, pergolas, arbors, or pagodas. Having a covered place to enjoy the natural world around you has been popular since the ancient Egyptians and beyond. Monasteries had gazebos in order to meditate under. China used them to hold their tea ceremonies in and the Elizabethans used them for entertaining.

Today, many people love being outside and enjoying nature, and gazebos are a place that not only can be personalized by custom home builders, but they also can be built proportionately to fit in any space. They can be built in any shape, which many custom home builders appreciate so that they can then match the unique angles and shapes that homeowners are craving in their outdoor structures. Gazebos can be ornate or plain, and they can be placed in your bigger garden and yard as well. 

The uses of gazebos are many, from hosting a get-together with family, birthday parties, or just sitting outside with friends drinking coffee. Many people love to bird watch, meditate, relax, cook, and even take a nap. Gazebos can be outfitted much like a custom home with electricity, fans, and lighting to create a mini-oasis right in your backyard. Expect to see more gazebos around San Antonio outside custom homes in the near future.

Decks and Patios

Latching on to the need to be outdoors, decks and/or patios will become standard with custom homes in San Antonio. The sounds and sites of nature are very relaxing and soothing to the soul, and after a long day or week of work and running the kids around, you just want to sit and enjoy your beautiful home and space that you have created. Patios are simple additions to your custom home in San Antonio that are easy to custom design by just adding some chairs, cushions, and a table. If you want to go all out, add in an outdoor fireplace, and roast marshmallows till your heart’s content. Decks can be more elaborate projects since they are usually covered and tend to be part of your home and act as more of an extension of your home. However, decks are great options as well to not only add value to your home, but also to add beauty. Along with gazebos, expect to see many more decks and patios as standard features of your custom home in San Antonio.


UrbanLUX Builders is the best custom home builder in San Antonio for many reasons. We prioritize customer experience, making sure you are 100% satisfied with the job we are doing and with your new custom home. We involve you in every step of the building project in order to avoid any costly communication errors. We answer all of your questions and offer up all of your options. Our mission is to ensure you have a home you can live in for years to come. With the best communities and the best building materials, you cannot go wrong with our two decades of custom home building expertise. Contact us today to get started!

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