In a housing market defined by turbulence and uncertainty, now may be the best time for product development teams to rethink housing plans for an evolving consumer base, says Housing Design Matters. Apart from in-demand necessities like open floor plans and added storage, today’s buyer pool is also looking for added comfort and cost effective design that never goes out of style.
One way to achieve ultimate relaxation is by creating a spa-like bathroom with a large shower, a freestanding bathtub, and heated floors. Adding opportunities for customization also gives buyers the flexibility to create their dream homes, an attractive offer if achieved at an affordable price point.
I like to say this approach never goes out of style – but in the last two years, some may have become less focused on this. Rising construction costs and interest rates have brought cost-effectiveness back to the forefront with a vengeance.
Being cost-effective is a discipline that starts early in the design process and cannot be accomplished after the fact by your purchasing department. A methodical approach means keeping your building envelope simple. This will save on your foundation and roof costs.
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