Are you planning to build a luxury home soon? Now’s the perfect time to learn about the emerging trends that could impact your layout and design choices.


We asked the home-building experts at MC Homes to share their insights about the major trends to watch in luxury home design and construction. Here’s what they told us.

A Desire for Elite Community Living

“Location, location, location.” It’s always been a priority in the home-building world, and it’s more important now than ever. There’s a strong trend toward building and settling into your forever home in the most perfect, scenic spot you can imagine.


Do you dream of building on a lakefront property? Or is your ideal home perched at the top of a rolling hillside? Maybe you’ve always pictured yourself sitting on a beautiful wraparound front porch, looking out over acres of flower-filled countryside. It’s all possible.

At MC Homes, we’ve seen strong demand for new home buildings in luxury communities like the Eagle Landing Waterfront Community in eastern Kentucky near the Barkley Canal. A luxury lot here offers rare sunset views of Kentucky Lake plus in-demand amenities like high-speed internet, city utilities, boat docks, and an elite community lifestyle.

Open-Minded Home Offices

Most people now work from home at least a few hours a week, if not full-time. Remote and hybrid work schedules are here to stay among U.S. employers. Home-based work has been one of the biggest global trends since 2020 and is expected to rise in the coming years.


You deserve a luxury home office that supports your productivity and suits your personal style. MC Homes recommends planning your office layout carefully. The proximity to other rooms, the size of the windows, and the level of ambient lighting affect how much you enjoy being there.

Keep an open mind about the location and lighting. Moving your office from the west end to the east end of the house could change its atmosphere as you work each day. A morning person could enjoy seeing the sunrise, while a night owl might prefer a dimmer, more sedate setting.


Worried about feeling too closed off from the rest of the house? Glass walls and partially glazed walls add openness and grandeur while still keeping noise to a minimum. Talk to MC Homes about using glass and other materials to get the most out of your home office.

Right-Sizing Your Dream Home

The market is experiencing a post-pandemic trend toward building slightly smaller homes while “thinking big” on every square inch of usable space. Also known as right-sizing, this trend is all about ensuring your home is the perfect fit in every way. 


You might opt for a slightly reduced overall square footage within the living room/kitchen area, even as you add an array of upscale features and custom touches. As a result, you’re building outstanding value in a home completely customized to enhance your lifestyle.


It might be a luxury home, but you don’t want to waste a penny. You’ve probably seen the statistics saying it’s a bad time to buy a home, but the raw materials supply chain is easing, and it’s a better time to build a home.


It’s always a good idea to ensure you’re getting the most out of your building budget. Take a look at MC Homes’ related article, the Cost of Building Your Luxury Home, which explains financial considerations for your home’s size, location, layout, materials, finishes, and more.

Ultimate Vacation Comforts

outdoor patio

Have you ever stayed at a luxurious hotel or Airbnb and wondered why your home doesn’t have the same sumptuous amenities? Now you can add them.


Vacation-style luxury comforts are trending, and it’s easy to see why. Lavish details make your life more pleasurable so every day feels like a vacation!


  • Built-in bar with beer/wine storage
  • Glass patio doors and walls
  • Home spa, sauna, and/or massage room
  • Heated bathroom and bedroom floors
  • Lagoon or wading pool
  • Skylights to brighten up your living spaces
  • Smart kitchens that make food prep easy
  • Upper-level balconies, terraces, and verandas with garden views
  • Vaulted ceilings with dynamic designs and lighting

Luxury Building Starts With MC Homes

For more information about today’s top trends, take a look at the MC Homes Gallery of Luxury Homes. MC Homes always stays ahead of emerging trends, bringing a wealth of insights and resources to building your unique dream home.

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