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How Housing Design is Changing to Meet Buyers’ Needs

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How Housing Design is Changing to Meet Buyers’ Needs

Buyers are revamping the home design process with a new list of demands

November 4, 2021
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After increased time at home during the pandemic, more homeowners are looking for innovative design functionality with flex spaces and a heightened focus on wellbeing. Above all, space efficiency will become paramount to the real estate industry as more homeowners look for flexibility in their home floor plans.

Technology is also playing a major role in new home design with many buyers prioritizing efficiency and sustainability than ever before, Forbes reports.

Modsy, a design technology company, recently completed an interior wellness report that surveyed more than 1,500 people across the US and found key takeaways around sustainability and resilient design.

For instance, 32% of respondents said they would take flex spaces into consideration when designing a room to ensure that the space could remain ultra-functional in the future. And, while the survey found that sustainability is not a top design priority (only 3% said they would incorporate sustainability into design decisions), there is a link between eco-friendly design and improvements in mental well-being that consumers are paying attention to.

According to the report, consumers are seeking design that makes them feel cozy and calm—with organized and relaxed following close behind.

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