Although the housing market has tightened there are many that see the lower interests rates, construction costs and improved energy-efficient products as creating a tremendous value for potential home owners.
The families that are taking advantage of this time in history are changing design trends. Gone are the days of media rooms, excise/fitness, hobby, workshops and guest wings. Today’s buyers are more interested in designs that emphasize practicality, informality, accessibility and energy efficiency.
Architects and builders alike are seeing smaller air-conditioned space with growing interest in outside living areas.
Additional practical aspects include home offices which appeal to telecommuting and home based employees, kitchens that emphasize family interactions and involvement and
mudrooms which reflect the emphasis on outdoor living and provide additional closet and storage space.