TRENDS come and go but I think that this trend called “Hygge” is here to stay. “Hygge” is a Danish word that refers to “the constant pursuit of homespun pleasures”. I read about this predicted trend years ago in a book by Faith Popcorn called The Popcorn Report. She called it”cocooning”. As custom home builders, we have definitely seen this trend taking hold in the past few years.
Today’s home owners are looking to incorporate more of their desired activities into their home lifestyle. They want to exercise, cook gourmet meals (inside and outside), enjoy a resort style pool, watch movies on a big screen and work from the home office- all without ever leaving their homes. This creates more time in their days by cutting down on time commuting.
Speaking of this trend, we are just finishing up this super cool home gym! These clients both have high-powered careers and were having to get up at 4AM to go to the gym before work; so, they decided to add one to their home. These clients are from Pittsburgh and wanted an old English pub feel to their workout room. I love the gorgeous copper ceiling and old brick, which was the homeowner’s vision. They wanted to walk out of their home gym and cool off in their own resort-style pool, which we are almost finished with and will post when it’s complete.