Each generation has a different vision for their dream home. Desired features are based on the homebuyer’s phase of life. This article outlines amenities that appeal to each generation as well as universal features that bridge the generation gap.
Finding a plan the fits your personal needs is a universal dilemma. Asking yourself the right questions is important. Start by making a list of likes and dislikes from your previous homes. Then decide on important elements that you want in your home such as number of stories, square footage, etc. Also consider additional amenities like an outdoor living space or media room that will make your home unique.
Are you on the cutting edge of luxury items for your home? New trends include bathrooms with heated floors and saunas as well as elaborate computers that can control the pool lighting from the kitchen or send an alert text message about movement outside the house.
With a soft market, floor plans have to be more intelligent and savvy. Open floor plans, flex space, and home offices will dominate design for 2007. Two story foyers are replaced with standard nine foot ceilings enlarged by transom glass windows. First floor master suites and mud rooms / utility rooms are also popular in 2007 floor design.
Incorporating interviews from builders across the nation, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has created a top 10 list of essential elements for today’s home plans. These are not just simple home design trends, but enduring floor plan elements that will accomodate homeowners with discerning tastes and potentially increase a home’s resale value!
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