2021’s Top 5 Canadian Home Builder Trends

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2021’s Top 5 Canadian Home Builder Trends

Over the course of the pandemic, several trends have emerged in regards to home building. Driven by homeowners’ new desires for adaptability, affordability, and sustainability, home builders are starting to embrace new methods and materials to create their clients’ dream home.

It’s no secret that home building costs have been rising in Canada in the past year. However, despite increased costs, new home construction is booming. Advancements in new technology and the role that home-life has played in the past year, are likely responsible factors for the uptick. 

With that in mind, it’s important to consider what can be done to make home building a success in 2021. The following trends offer long-term cost savings, a more comfortable living environment for you and your family, and a greener future for everyone.



When considering different options for your new home, you may first want to consider building a Net Zero Home. A Net Zero Home produces as much clean energy as it consumes. Net Zero Homes are in high demand, partly due to their eco-friendly design, and partly due to their long-term cost savings. With the use of renewable energy systems, such as solar, owners can significantly reduce their utility bills all year round.

Net Zero designs are also great for allergy-prone families. A built-in filtered fresh air system reduces allergens and asthma triggers, including dust, pollen, and outdoor air pollution, providing exceptional indoor air quality for healthier living.

Net Zero Homes are a gold-standard trend in 2021, beneficial to both the homeowner and the environment. For help designing or renovating a Net Zero Home to meet your needs, contact a trusted home builder or renovator and look for the official Net Zero Home Certified logo.

Net Zero Home 2021 Home Builder Trends

Bringing the Outdoors In

In 2019, Canadian homebuyers rated walking paths as their highest priority when evaluating community amenities in new neighbourhoods. As we navigate the new normal, one thing is for sure: homeowners have developed a strong desire for greenspace(s) near their homes.

If you’re looking to build, and nature is important to you, the old adage rings true: location, location, location. An experienced builder can help you determine the perfect lot to build on and see you through the entire process.


Versatile Spaces

As we’ve seen during the pandemic, kitchens have often doubled as home offices and living rooms have occasionally doubled as home gyms. Sometimes you’re working with limited space, and that’s okay. The problem arises when space lacks versatility. There is a myriad of clever design elements that can be implemented into your new home build that allow your spaces to serve different functions. 

A professional home builder can work with you to make decisions about room location and size, air circulation, lighting, and more, to ensure that your build supports your unique lifestyle.


Automated Homes

Another big trend in new home builds is automation. In both new and renovated structures, having automated systems to control temperature, light, security, and more makes life a lot easier. Smart home design is undoubtedly gaining steam for its stress alleviation and next-level efficiency. In fact, the automated management of a thermostat helps reduce consumption bills by 15% alone.

 Automation 2021 Home Builder Trend

Building For the End-User

Homeowners’ tastes and design preferences have evolved tremendously in the past fifty years. Between HGTV programs, Pinterest Boards, and best-selling books, owners are learning—more than ever—what they like, and what they don’t like. And whether an owner prefers modern, contemporary, farmhouse, or any style in between, their new home must reflect their personality in every way. Naturally, communication is a crucial component of every home build. Even as technology continues to advance, nothing replaces the importance of taking time to talk with each client, learning about their specific needs and desires.  

Planning a custom home build? Work with a dedicated team that puts you first; request your free quote today!


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