Classic Custom Homes of Waunakee: Where Form Meets Function

Since 2005, Classic Custom Homes of Waunakee has been building custom homes full of time-honored craftsmanship. This long-standing history means the team at Classic Custom Homes understand the trends permeating the custom home industry. Some of these key trends pertain to kitchen and bath design.

“Largely in part to the pandemic, kitchen and bath design has become more focused on functionality and organization,” says Jenn Anderson, designer at Classic Custom Homes.

The biggest trends in kitchens right now are open-concept designs, smart appliances, textured materials and flexible/functional spaces.

“Whether you call it a butler’s pantry or a ‘dirty kitchen,’ these are quickly becoming some of the most asked-for spaces in new homes,” Anderson says. “They are multi-function rooms, giving homeowners additional storage space, a food prep area and can even include a secondary cleaning space for all those dishes while entertaining.”

In addition, homeowners are looking to focus on more of the little details in their spaces, like having smart appliances that are Bluetooth-enabled, or hidden outlets for small appliances.

As far as finishes, currently the design team at Classic Custom Homes is seeing a slight move away from “all white” everything. Wood tones are coming back, along with a surge in bold colors like deep blues and greens.

“These all pair great with white quartz or granite, black or gold hardware, and medium wood-toned flooring,” Anderson says.

In bathrooms, larger walk-in showers with unique tilework, personalized storage solutions and heated floors are top of mind for today’s consumers. And a lot of the same finishes in kitchens are spilling over into bathrooms as well. Anderson says spa-like finishes with pops of color are popular, as well as the classic white. Textured tiles for showers or accent walls with hexagons or fish scale tiles are gaining popularity.

When working with homeowners to design theses spaces in their new home, the Classic Custom Homes team looks at the core functionality of these rooms.

“The layout of the spaces is key for the home to be functional for those who live in it, as every homeowner’s needs
are different,” Anderson says. “Take a look at your current spaces and take note of what you like and don’t like about each space. Do you have too many small appliances taking up valuable countertop space? Then putting them in a pantry or an appliance garage should be considered. Do you like having a linen cabinet in the bathroom? Then make sure to have that incorporated into the new home layout as well. It’s all about making your home as functional for your needs as possible.”

Classic Custom Homes of Waunakee
608.850.4450 | 401 N. Century Ave., Waunakee |

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