13 Mar From Formal to Functional
Location used to be the number one reason people chose their new home. Today home design ties in importance .
Move-up and luxury homebuyers of today are done with formal; they now see elegance in functionality.
Formal dining rooms make way to a flex space that could be used for a den, home office, or even play area for children. Buyers want the choice to make this “transformer room” match their lifestyle.
With laptops, interactive televisions and tablets, the family room has become the new media room. Mini movie theatre spaces are for the most part gone.
Buyers are really influenced by new home designs with ample storage. This means a large pantry in the kitchen, complete with space for bulk-buying, charging stations for cell phones, a place for keys and wallets, and a purposeful “management center” that replaces the kitchen table “catchall”.
Don’t forget aging in place.
Two-story homes now have a bedroom downstairs or a room that could flex into a bedroom. Staying with family or in your own home throughout the years is more important than ever, and homes need to be safe and functional for all generations.
Efficient use of space is the new luxury. What about you? What functional feature would seal the deal in your new home? Share by commenting below!