Minimalism can be described as the stripping away of all unnecessary elements and focusing on what needs to be there. In this sense, minimalism encourages living with purpose, which was the inspiration for this remodel.
Minimalist design in our world often features a focal point such as a fireplace, a single piece of art, or one particularly dramatic or tranquil statement piece.
The design in this home focuses on efficient floor plans, insightful storage space, plenty of natural light, and minimal artwork or decorative touches, all with the intention to relax the mind and fuel the spirit. In the design-build world, this style demands superior craftsmanship and luxurious finishes. Although you may be able to hide flaws in other homes with knick-knacks and busy decor, every detail is on view in a minimalist home.
Minimalist homes may not be flashy, but that doesn’t mean they’re boring. Architectural interest is added with well-placed windows, high-end finishes and surfaces, and unique lighting and furniture.
Universal Design features were added that you may not have even noticed... For instance:
- Thresholds that are flush with the floor make it easier for a wheelchair to cross, but it also keeps people from tripping.
- Lever door handles and rocker light switches help those with poor hand strength, but they’re also a popular trend in home décor.
- Blinds and lights that are scheduled through your home automation system are a convenience that everyone can get behind.