What will homes look like in the future?

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Real Estate

July 2020
Brought to you by Dolly Flowers

What Will Homes Look Like In A Post-pandemic World?

A lot has changed in just a few months, and for many that includes the idea of what a 'dream home' looks like. Not long ago, buyers were showing preference toward smaller homes and open concept spaces conducive to gathering. After a few months cooped up inside, those features don't seem so appealing - and developers have taken note.

"While the coronavirus still rages on, it's hard to predict what post-pandemic abodes might look like," according to Barrons. "Yet, developers around the U.S. are already rethinking projects, anticipating residents' needs and preferences that Covid-19 would spur. In doing so, they are re-evaluating current in-unit aesthetics and in-demand amenities."


Here are just a few areas of home design where trends may shift in the coming years:

Home size

Homes had been trending smaller, but that may be over. With so many families spending (way) more time around the home lately, there's never been more need for personal space. Expect homes to grow in size accordingly.

Prioritizing the home office

As more and more businesses relax work-from-home policies, or shift to full-time remote work entirely, the home office will become a near-essential for many buyers. A space that was once an after-thought now will need to offer privacy, good lighting and be pre-wired for telecommuting.

Return to the closed-floor plan

For some buyers, the appeal of the open-floor plan was already trending down prior to 2020, and the past few months have only made the reasons why more evident. Sharing more time and space at home demands privacy for school work, hobbies, and entertainment. With more meals being cooked at home, an open concept kitchen becomes noisy epicenter practically all day long. Builders expect a rise in demand for closed floor plans, where rooms are partitioned for purpose.

Smart technology
This is already one of the fastest growing trends in home design, but smart home technology will soon move from a 'plus' to a 'must'. Temperature and lighting control can now be voice or motion-activated. Touch-less faucets, once thought superfluous, are now an inexpensive and health-conscious upgrade. Systems that filter air and monitor air quality will become more common and affordable.


A Note From Dolly......

The last few months have been an adjustment to everyone. If you are looking for a home I would love to talk to you and advise you in your home search process. There are several steps & things to think about prior to your home search. My job is to make buying & selling your home as painless as possible!

I can set-up a virtual meeting if that is helpful to you. Another way that I can help is by going to the home and doing a Facetime tour with you. This allows you to get specific with your questions about the property.

Remember as a seller, buyers really love outdoor space in today’s environment so make that part of your home as appealing as possible!

I have been in real estate for over 38 years! Let my experience work for you!

I look forward to talking to you soon,



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Dolly Flowers ABR, CRS, GRI
Broker /Owner
Properties of the Gulf Coast, LLC

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