Tuesday, March 9, 2021

7 Upgrades Homebuyers Will Be Looking For From Their Modular Home Builder

Here are 7 things that will get the attention of your new buyers in the post-COVID 19 years and they all work well for modular construction.



1. Open Concept
The most popular home layout today is the open concept floor plan which allows the kitchen and living areas to blend together into one space. New home buyers like this layout because it is perfect for entertaining small groups and for family togetherness.


2. Contemporary Style
In terms of style, homebuyers are choosing features that highlight a contemporary style. The contemporary style features clean lines, modern design elements, a focus on functional space, and a feel that is sophisticated yet comfortable.


3. In-Home Offices/Work Centers
One thing COVID-19 introduced to housing was the need for the 'work from home' employee to have privacy. Even though the pandemic is showing signs of backing off, many employers have found having their people work from home is a good thing.


4. Stand-Alone Showers and Bathtubs
In the past, the shower-tub combination was the most popular choice for bathrooms. However, new home construction today is moving toward stand-alone units. Many new home buyers are requesting large walk-in showers with beautiful floor-to-ceiling tile and glass enclosures so you can always admire the beautiful details of the shower. Other new home buyers are choosing a stand-alone centered tub that is on display as a beautiful sculpture and creates a spa-like retreat that is perfect for relaxing and unwinding after a long day at work.


5. Get Away Rooms
New home buyers enjoy the open concept space on the main level, but also want a more private place where they can get away from it all. Inspired by the restrictions of COVID-19, home builders are calling these ‘getaway rooms’ in general, but the specific features and functions can vary based on the home buyer’s needs. Some want a place for relaxation like a library or meditation room. Others want a place for fun like a recreation or game room. Some homebuyers are requesting rooms to use as craft beer bar areas.


6. Indoor-Outdoor Living
Homebuilders are also getting requests to form a more seamless union between the indoors and the outdoors. This includes large windows and three-panel glass doors that open out to large patios. New home buyers are creating the perfect outdoor entertaining space by adding extras such as fire pits, fireplaces, pizza ovens and even outdoor kitchens.


7. Technology at the Touch of a Finger
Technology is ever-important in today’s society, and new home buyers want their homes set up to accommodate smart technology. Homebuilders no longer have to pre-wire the home with cables needed to connect Wi-Fi in every corner which allows homeowners to choose wireless technology that allows them to control lights, thermostats, security systems, smoke detectors and more, right from their smartphone.


Gary Fleisher, the Modcoach, writes Modcoach News and Modular Home Coach blogs as well as the best site for off-site consultants, Modcoach Connects.
 
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