Richardson Housing Group

RHG’s Most Popular Design Features

At Richardson Housing Group, our design team is always working to balance the newest trends in home design with traditional classics that stand the test of time. Your new home should be stylish and welcoming from the moment you step foot inside, the perfect backdrop for your favorite accessories and treasured belongings. This summer, check out the design features that buyers are requesting most:

Coffered Ceilings

Not just for formal dining rooms anymore, coffered ceilings above living rooms and kitchens are gaining in popularity. They add quiet elegance to the space and are a surprisingly cost-effective feature.

White-washed Brick & Built-Ins

So many current design trends include bright, white palettes. White-washed brick, especially on a fireplace surround and hearth, brings muted texture to that white background. Plus, it’s a great underpinning for a stained cedar mantle. Built-in bookcases and cabinets are also highly requested, lending convenient additional storage and a perfect place to display favorite books and photos. 

Accent Kitchen Island

Now a standard feature in most new RHG homes, kitchen islands in an accent color bring rich variety to open concept floorplans. Add pedestal legs and room for seating, and you’ve got a design feature perfect for homework after school or extra seats at family celebrations.

Big, Covered Back Porch

RHG builds across the north Atlanta metro region, and we know how much our customers love the outdoors. Each one of our new homes is complete with a covered back porch or patio, the best shady spot to enjoy your new backyard, put dinner on the grill, or watch the big game on your outdoor TV. These are 10 x 16 porches/patios with enough space for a table and chairs and your grill.

The best thing about these design elements? Most of them are already standard features! To explore our latest new home communities and see current listings, visit today.

Richardson Housing Group (RHG Homes) builds new homes in Atlanta.  For more information on our new home communities in Gwinnett and Barrow Counties, including available homes, photos, floorplans and more, visit us online at  To keep up-to-date on the latest news and offerings by RHG Homes, check us out on Facebook at You can also catch up with us on Twitter and see footage of our beautiful new homes and communities on YouTube!