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Home Building Industry Trends for 2023

December 27, 2022
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The last few years have seen changes in how people live in their homes, as people are spending more time in them and even working from home. This has had an impact on the types of homes in Southwest WA that people are looking for when searching for a new home. New home construction does have the benefit of often allowing buyers to craft a home to their particular needs and we offer an extensive range of floor plans to make that easier. Still, certain trends are picking up speed as we head into 2023.

With people still spending more time at home, energy efficiency is more important than ever. While new construction homes are already built to higher standards than older homes, there’s a demand for more energy-efficient appliances, building techniques, and other options that will help save on energy costs. You’ll find plenty of quality energy-saving appliances on offer for our homes.

More new homes are being built with smart home technology in mind. As part of the growth in energy-efficiency, many appliances now work smarter, thanks to this technology. Increasingly, you’ll find everything from appliances to security designed to be controllable through an app or at least with more programming options that ensure your home is secure and comfortable while still saving you money. This is a trend that has been growing for years and is likely to continue, becoming standard for new homes.

While open floor plans do remain popular, more people are looking for a few additional walls and rooms. The extra time spent at home has made people aware of the lack of privacy in many open-plan designs. Buyers still appreciate the connection available from an open-plan section within the home, but increasingly, you’ll find separate dens, ideal for home offices, as well as bonus rooms and rec rooms that provide more space for kids and adults to be able to enjoy their own activities without being on top of each other or fighting for space. Even separate dining rooms have started to make a comeback, while still maintaining dine-in kitchen areas for more casual meals.

We also offer homes specifically designed for multi-generational living, as more families find themselves turning to this option. These floor plans provide an almost separate apartment within the home, which offers more autonomy and privacy for everyone. Whether it’s a parent moving in with older children or older children moving in with parents, this kind of floor plan helps make everyone more comfortable.

We always design our homes in Southwest WA with multiple options so that you can fine-tune any of our floor plans to best fit your lifestyle and needs. Whether you’re building a home on your own lot or in one of our great communities, we can help you find the floor plan, options, and design elements to help you come up with your ideal home for 2023 and years to come.

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