According to Claire Easley from builderonline.com these trends talk about how the future of home design is shaping up.
Smaller and Closer to Main Street
It is said that one of the biggest trends is that people are moving back to “Main Street” and into smaller homes. The trend is particularly strong among boomers looking to downsize. They want to sell their houses in the suburbs to move closer in to be able to walk to the movies.
While statistics imply the trend toward smaller homes recently reversed, builders attributes the “flip” to the fact that home buyers are all looking for product that is “smaller and well crafted.”
Much of the credit goes to the success of architects Marianne Cusato and Sarah Susanka in popularizing small-but-smart home design, as well as the overall improvement buyers perceive in appreciation for quality. Communities … Read More »