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What’s Trending in New Utah Homes?

Utah is one of the nation’s top states to live in. Just ask any of the thousands of people moving here every year. With the influx of residents comes the need to build new homes in Utah. Of course, people moving in from out of state aren’t the only ones in need of new construction homes. Those already living in Utah may find themselves interested in building a new home for all sorts of reasons. What remains the same for many people, whether they’re new to the state or not, is the desire to have a home that fits in with the current trends. But what are those?


Utah has a ton of beautiful landscaping, and the exterior of Utah’s homes are often designed to match. The colors featured on home exteriors are often earthy and reflect those of nature. The white and gray of the clouds, the blue of the water and sky, and the creams, tans, and browns of the desert earth are all colors commonly found on home exteriors new and old all around Utah. You can mix and match these colors on the walls and trim of your home to create a look that is on trend and fits in beautifully with the Utah landscape.

Homes often feature neutral colors in the interior to start. Neutral creams, tans, and grays provide a backdrop against which homeowners can easily decorate and accessorize to create cohesive looks. Of course, you don’t have to stick with neutrals if you don’t want to. Greens and blues are a couple colors that are trending this year that you can feature throughout your new Utah home if you so choose.


In keeping with the nature-inspired theme for home exteriors, a lot of the siding materials that are trending for new homes in Utah are those that are found in nature. Stone is especially popular and trendy as exterior siding. Don’t make the mistake of thinking all stone siding is the same. There are a lot of different options when it comes to stone siding for new homes in Utah. Trendy types of stone siding include ledgestone, a long, skinny cut, squares and recs, cuts that are larger than ledgestone but more square in shape, and limestone.


It’s expected that new homes in Utah would come with new appliances. New appliances can be amazing for homeowners. As a general rule, new appliances are more energy efficient than old appliances, which helps save both money and energy. It’s not simply new appliances that are trending in new Utah homes though. If you want to be on trend in regards to your home’s appliances, look for those that feature innovation in their design. These days, you can get home appliances that can integrate with smart home technology. If you want to be able to control your kitchen appliances with your voice, there are options that allow you to do exactly that.

Smart Home Technology

Speaking of smart home technology, that’s another thing that’s trending for new homes in Utah. Amazon Echos and Google Homes are increasingly common, as are devices like smart thermostats and smart appliances. You can get smart lights, doorbells with cameras, and so much more. Smart home technology is making home living easier and more convenient for homeowners everywhere, and Utah homes are taking advantage of it. You don’t have to worry about whether you left the lights on or if you left the thermostat programmed too high or low. All of it can be controlled wherever you are from your phone.

Of course, you can’t really talk about smart home technology trends without acknowledging the additional benefit that comes with integrating a security system into your home. Cameras, motion sensors, door and window sensors, and smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are just a few examples of smart home technology that is designed to enhance the security of your home. While they can absolutely be affordable, new homes in Utah don’t come cheap. Including home security systems can help protect you, your belongings, and your home. The peace of mind can truly be invaluable.

If you want to build your new home in Utah, there are plenty of great trends to consider when designing it. The colors inside and outside of your home, the siding materials you use, the appliances you pick, and the inclusion of smart home technology are just a few of the things to take into account. Of course, how much you decide you want to pay attention to what’s trending is entirely up to you. At the end of the day, it’s your house. You decide how you want your house to look and what you want to include based on your budget and personal preferences.

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