Smaller, smarter single-family detached concepts

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Professional Builder's House Review design team presents four creative ideas for right-sizing single-family detached homes.

Professional Builder's House Review design team presents four creative ideas for

Professional Builder's House Review design team presents four creative ideas for right-sizing single-family detached homes.

September 20, 2011

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SUMMARY
We know from industry research that the traditional family — husband, wife, and a couple of children — makes up a much smaller percentage of the home- buyer landscape than just a decade ago. While it certainly makes sense to target the new “non-traditional” client base, it’s critical to also factor in the demographics of your local market.

While there does seem to be an overall desire to “re-size” new homes, keep in mind that size is relative. For some clients, re-sizing might mean going from 4,500 to 3,500 square feet. For others, it might mean looking for an efficiently designed, yet charming two-bedroom cottage. The obvious challenge is to design and build a home that offers value, flexibility, functionality, and excitement. While our clients may not be able to afford the dream home they once envisioned, we must be able to deliver a home that stirs their emotions.

Our House Review team offers an assortment of ideas for single-family detached homes, addressing these challenges with plans that offer innovative solutions for smarter and, yes, smaller homes.
 

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