Does your home feel like it needs a much-needed upgrade? Do you plan to build a new house soon and you want it to look trendier than ever?

No matter what the reason is, it is always a wise idea to make your living space greener, more fun and more functional.

Check out the following efficient new house designs that you can add to create the perfect home of your dreams.

Outdoor Theater

The best thing about adding an outdoor theater is that you don’t have to spend much just to have one. You can DIY it with the use of a simple outdoor seating and a project. But, if you have the budget to spare and you want to go all out, you can create a real theater experience by having a space that can accommodate built-in seating and projector.

Hidden Garage and Parking Spot

While not everyone can have a hideaway parking, those who have the means can have a secret entrance that will take you straight to your underground garage.

Impact-Rated Windows

For residents of coastal areas often hit by hurricanes, the law requires the use of impact-rated windows. But, even if you don’t live in such areas, there are actually a lot of benefits associated with the use of such windows including reduced noise, better energy efficiency and improved security, making them a worthwhile investment.

USB Wall Charger

Most newly built houses today are equipped with wall outlets with USB slots. However, even if you will not build your home from scratch, these are incredibly helpful additions that anyone can add as long as you have some electrical know-how.

Steam Shower

Steam showers don’t only offer health benefits such as relaxation because installing one can also increase your home’s value, not to mention that this is also a green option. Steam showers just use one gallon of water every minute unlike typical showers that use up to 7 gallons of water every minute.

Window Seat/s

A window seat is the perfect spot where you could just curl up with your favorite book while sipping a cup of coffee during those lazy weekend afternoons. Window seats are useful additions to all remodel projects or new homes that can also be used to hide storage space.

Stair Shelves

Stair shelves are perfect option to make the most out of your available space and at the same time, add a funky and fun design aesthetic to your house.

Secret Room/s

If you prefer privacy more than anything else, building bookshelves that open will let you go from one room to another is a great alternative to doors.

Floor Drains

Although these aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing features you can add, drains installed to the floors of your laundry room and bathroom can help ensure that a plumbing issue won’t cause flooding in your house that make them worth your investment.

Multi-zone HVAC

The last but definitely not the least of efficient new house designs is a multi-zone HVAC. If one room in your house is always too cold or too hot, solve this issue by installing a multi-zone HVAC that has thermostats in every room that let you adjust temperatures depending on the room.