5 Home Design Trends Perfect for the Winter Season

Now that autumn is starting to end, it's time to change out those fall home decor pieces. Whether we’re building a new custom house or renovating a space for our clients, our goal is to create a home that our clients can enjoy all year long. That means incorporating home design trends that are perfect for use regardless of the weather. 

If you’re looking for more ways to get more use out of your home in the winter, you’re in the right place. Below are some of our favorite home design trends that are perfect for these chilly months. 

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1. Screened-in Porch 

Get all the joy of spending time outdoors without the discomfort by adding a screened-in porch to your backyard. By including a fireplace, you’ll have a cozy spot ideal for late night social events or watching a beautiful winter sunrise with a warm cup of coffee in your hand. 

You can make it even more functional by including wiring for a TV in the space. Then, you can use the space to host guests for football games or watch your favorite holiday movies with the kids. 

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2. Outdoor Fireplaces and Heaters

If you want to actually get out in nature without being too cold, another option is to build an outdoor fireplace in your backyard. To really make it feel luxe, opt for a built-in seating area around the fireplace as well so there’s room for the whole family to enjoy it. 

Looking for a simpler design upgrade? Consider adding outdoor heaters to your space that you can move around as needed. These are ideal for use during an outdoor dinner party or gathering to keep everyone comfortable. 

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3. Gyms and Game Rooms

When it’s cold outside, it can be hard to motivate ourselves to leave the house. By incorporating a rec room in your house, you won’t have to! Create a home gym that has all of your favorite equipment to make it easier than ever to stay on track with your exercise goals. 

You might also build a game room complete with a pool table, televisions, and even arcade games that the whole family will enjoy escaping to when it’s cold outside.

4. Wine Area

What sounds better than lighting a fire and enjoying a nice glass of wine with loved ones on a chilly night? Not much, if you ask us! With some thoughtful design, you can create a wine area that not only stores your favorite bottles but also serves as a beautiful space in your home. 

In addition to a wine fridge and shelving, don’t forget to add some nice lighting to further elevate the space. Looking for some inspiration? The wine area in this home features a unique window looking into the dining room, where the homeowners can store corks from their favorite pours. It’s a functional, yet high-end design that’s nothing short of eye-catching.

Scullery made by Rufty homes

5. Scullery for Prepping Meals

During the winter months, a warm, home-cooked meal always hits the spot. Why not give yourself more space to prepare your favorite dishes? A scullery is a smaller, second kitchen, ideal for prepping food and keeping the mess of cooking out of your main kitchen. 

When designing one for your home, we recommend including plenty of storage space, an additional sink, and a smaller refrigerator for extra ingredients. 

Incorporate These Home Design Trends in Your Luxury Renovation

After reading through this article, we hope you have plenty of winter inspiration for your own home. If you’re planning a luxury renovation and you want to incorporate these home design trends in the process, the Rufty team would be more than happy to talk through your ideas. Reach out to us to learn more about how we can help you create a space you’ll love.

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