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Cost-Effective and Compelling Home Design for Tentative Buyers

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Cost-Effective and Compelling Home Design for Tentative Buyers

Homebuyers are backing away from the for-sale market as housing costs continue to rise, but these design tips from Housing Design Matters could lure them back

February 22, 2023
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Apart from finding solutions for cost-effectiveness in new construction, designers are also adding more compelling home features and amenities to lure wary buyers off the fence. Changing homeowner preferences in a post-pandemic world have led to an increase in more practical and productive work-from-home spaces that offer acoustical privacy without sacrificing livable square footage.

In addition, a number of homeowners adopted new pets throughout the pandemic, driving up demand for pet provisions such as dog baths or spaces for pet beds, according to Housing Design Matters.

You’ve probably heard that during the pandemic and lockdown, there was a massive increase in pet adoptions. Buyers now consider these newfound furry friends as part of their family. Addressing the needs of pet care will pull at buyer’s heart strings. The good news is many pet features don’t have to cost a lot of money – they just require planning in advance. Capturing the space under the stairs that’s too short for people, but perfect for a pet bed or a dog’s crate.

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