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The Convenient Design Features Buyers Actually Want

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The Convenient Design Features Buyers Actually Want

Homebuyers are persevering through a turbulent market, and above all, many are looking for homes that offer comfort, space, and convenience 

September 21, 2022
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The housing market is undergoing a major transformation in the face of economic uncertainty, and while builders fret over inventory, sales, and a relentless barrage of supply chain disruptions and labor shortages, Housing Design Matters says now may also be the time to rethink product offerings. Properly designed open floor plans are still in high-demand by prospective buyers, particularly if they also include functional spaces like messy kitchens and privacy around bedrooms and bathrooms.

Above all, homeowners are looking for convenient design elements that simplify household chores and accommodate a new post-pandemic normal with work-from-home spaces, pet provisions, and added necessities like parcel delivery vestibules.

Most US households have two income earners. Additionally, 58% of Americans say they will continue to work from home in some capacity. Therefore, having two work-from-home spaces is crucial for making it work. These spaces can be in the form of two pocket offices, one large office plus a pocket office, or work-from-home spaces on separate floors. Your floor plans must be flexible to accommodate this new necessity.

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