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The End of Open Floor Plans

October 21st, 2020 3:07 PM by Barbara Doeringer

                    Since the pandemic altered what buyers value in their homes, builders are predicting how future homes will change as a result, and what people will want most moving forward.  

As stay-at-home orders took hold around the country, a home quickly became more than simply a home . . .   it became a school, gym, playground and office practically overnight.  Now, many are reconsidering their home’s functionality as once popular design features have become less workable and they are turning to new-construction homes as an option.

Home builders are predicting that a demand for more privacy and space will drive building decisions.   Open-concept living has grown in popularity over the past few decades, but now builders plan to add more rooms and doors.  People will see the return of separate rooms for dedicated home offices as more people work from home full time.  People will need more privacy, so there will be more insulation for noise control and separate spaces to keep kids busy while parents work.

In addition to physical room separation, smart-home features like touchless faucets and self-cleaning toilets will become increasing popular, since the pandemic emphasized the importance of keeping spaces as clean as possible.  

It may indeed be the end of open floor plans in the near future as builders adjust to the various changes and needs for buyers, brought on by the pandemic.  If an open floor plan is still what you desire, a resale home will be the best option since this design has offered families a greater sense of togetherness in the past.  

No matter what your choice, we at Whippet Properties of Florida can find it for you!


Posted in:Real Estate
Posted by Barbara Doeringer on October 21st, 2020 3:07 PM


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