Top 2024 Design Trends

Experts at crafting spaces that meet the needs of the modern buyer, Gerstad Builders also excels at constructing single-family homes in Wisconsin and Illinois designed to harmonize with the demands of contemporary living. From innovative floor plans that optimize square footage to integrating flexible living areas, our team creates homes that look great and work effortlessly for the modern homeowner.

Today’s Top Trends

trendy kitchen and dining area with white cabinetry, large kitchen island, large windows and luxury vinyl plank flooring

Gerstad Builders is committed to constructing future dream homes with today’s top home concepts in mind. 

Homebuyers are looking for low-maintenance but aesthetically elegant products, which is why Gerstad Builders incorporated key changes to our home plans. We now offer new carpet products, additional levels of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and free-standing tubs. With these options available in all three communities, now is the time to start thinking about the design of your new home.

One of the hottest trends this year is incorporating mixed metal throughout the home. In the bathroom, brass doorknobs and drawer pulls pair neatly with our shining bathroom and kitchen spaces, elevating the overall appearance. 

Looking to make a statement in your home? Invest in countertops that will truly leave an impression with options such as granite or quartz countertops in the bathroom and kitchen. This popular design selection will add sophistication to your space with materials that stand the test of time, enhancing beauty and functionality.

Gerstad Builders understands the importance of flexibility in modern living. That’s why our plans incorporate cleverly designed flex/multi-purpose spaces. These adaptable rooms can morph to fit your individual needs. Imagine a bright and airy space that transforms from a productive home office in the morning, complete with built-in cabinetry and convenient outlets, to a relaxing yoga studio in the evening, with ample floor space and natural light. The possibilities are endless!

Transform your backyard into a personalized outdoor haven! Whether you crave relaxation under the stars or a place to cultivate your green thumb, Gerstad Builders offers a variety of options to create a space that reflects your lifestyle. Cozy up with friends and family around a fire pit, the perfect centerpiece for sharing stories and roasting marshmallows. Create a raised garden bed if you want to connect with nature and nurture your little slice of paradise. These elevated beauties allow for easier gardening, improved drainage and reduced pest problems.

Color Theory

trendy bedroom with light beige walls and luxury vinyl plank flooring

The Gerstad Builders Design Center is where all homeowners can unleash their creativity. When you build a new Gerstad Builders home, you’ll meet with our talented team to unlock the home design of your dreams. They’ll help you select everything from flooring and fixtures to lighting and paint colors, one of the easiest ways to add personality to your new home.

Make your home pop with Persimmon, one of the 2024 Colors of the Year. This terra-cotta color brings brightness and warmth to any room. It also complements Pantone’s Color of the Year, Peach Fuzz, a cozy, peachy shade of orange.

Blue is also taking over interior design, from light hues to crisp teals. Brands like Valspar and Sherwin-Williams have introduced vibrant shades of blue that pair seamlessly with neutral accents to give your home a sense of peace and tranquility. 

Incorporate earthy tones to give your home a warmth found only in nature. The Little Green Sweet Treats and Virdis swatches by Graham & Brown balance brown and green hues for a biophilic color palette. 

Neutral colors are still in, so don’t be afraid to include them in your home! Mixing colors and metals to create a multimedia concept that stands out for years is another fun customization option.

Other Trends

breakfast room with three walls of large windows, rich hardwood flooring and easy access to the backyard

Embrace the latest design trend in outdoor living with Gerstad Builders! Biophilic design, the concept of incorporating nature into your space, is all the rage. Imagine a greenery-clad balcony or a sun-drenched wooden patio with comfy seating, perfect for unwinding. This connection to nature is said to reduce stress and boost mood, creating a tranquil escape. 

Trying to make your new home energy-efficient? Set up your space with sustainable products that help you and your community conserve energy. All Gerstad Builders homes come equipped with appliances that help you seamlessly achieve that goal.

Live comfortably with smart home technology that watches out for you and your home. Doorbell cameras alert you of perimeter activity and smart appliances allow you to control your energy use from upstairs or across the country.

Statement lighting can also brighten your home and give it personality. Consider adding layered lighting choices throughout your home that add subtle warmth and comfort.

Home Offerings

In McHenry, Illinois, Liberty Trails provides a cozy, quiet place to call home starting in the mid-$300,000s. Nestled amongst a green, rolling landscape, Liberty Trails offers ranch-style and two-story homes ideal for the modern buyer.

The Trails of Dawson Creek is Gerstad Builder’s newest addition. This community of ranch and two-story residences is priced from the low $300,000s and features plans with 1,350 to 3,000 square feet of living space ready for a personal touch.

Bailey Estates invites you to call Williams Bay, Wisconsin home. Priced from the $400,000s, this collection of new homes is located on spacious home sites in a fantastic location.

To take the first step toward your dream home, contact our team today at (815) 385-4495 or online. Follow along on social media to be the first to know about new community openings, get top tips for homeowners and more.

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