3D-printed homes, DIY furniture and more!
The home design and furniture industry is growing fast, but the technology for making those designs has a long way to go, according to a recent report from Home Builders Association of America.
The report found that for the first time, the number of home building companies is approaching a six-year high.
“The demand for new and customized home design, design and custom furniture is so high, it has driven a lot of the growth in the industry,” says Mike Williams, senior vice president of public affairs at the Home Builder’s Association.
“We are seeing an uptick in the demand for custom built homes.”
A growing number of custom built houses will have the added benefit of being able to be customized for a range of different needs, including comfort and style, according the report.
Some new designs are being offered through builders who are looking to capitalize on the growing interest in home design.
But others are being developed by smaller companies that can offer more traditional home designs as well.
“There’s a lot more to this than what we see on TV,” Williams says.
“People are looking for more customized homes, more of a design aesthetic.”
It’s not just furniture.
While the trend of 3D printing houses is starting to gain traction, it’s not limited to homes.
This year, designers and engineers from the home improvement industry were able to print a custom-built custom-designed house.
And while the home will still require a lot for the house to be built, designers can now build a house with all the furniture they need.
And because the design can be easily adapted, it can be built with more of the same items that make a traditional home work.
The trend is also beginning to make a dent in the market for custom-made custom-fitted homes, Williams says, adding that home building is getting more affordable and accessible for the average consumer.
“You can get it in a garage, you can get the house for $3,000 to $5,000, and it’s actually really easy to do,” he says.
For a home designer who wants to add an extra touch to their designs, a home can be the perfect addition to their lifestyle.
“I love the idea of having a house that is really custom-tuned to my personality,” Williams adds.
“It’s a great idea.”