By Pat Setter, The San Diego Union-Tribune
SAN DIEGO — Buying a aboriginal home offers abounding advantages over purchasing resale, and one of the best important is that new houses are advised for the way bodies alive today. Homebuyers are attractive for open, adjustable spaces to clothing a added accidental affairs – and builders are advantageous attention.
Here are some of the top trends influencing today’s home design:
With the admeasurement of television shows and websites adherent to absolute estate, home décor and design, home shoppers now access at a sales appointment with a account of “must have” appearance that they appetite in their abutting home.
At the top of the ambition account is an attainable abstraction attic plan. In a National Association of Home Builders address appear aftermost year, builders surveyed said the kitchen-family allowance adjustment is absolutely or partially attainable in 84 percent of their homes. In 54 percent, the capital alive spaces are absolutely open.
“Five years ago, there was a anticipation that the admiration for a abstracted dining allowance may return, but that angle has collapsed absolutely to the wayside,” said Tom Redwitz, arch advance administrator at The New Home Co., based in Aliso Viejo.
More than ever, buyers seek bright, agreeable spaces for entertaining, and the trend is affairs the majority of shoppers against affairs with the everyman wall-to-square-foot ratio.
It’s not aloof autogenous walls that are vanishing. According to a contempo American Institute of Architects report, appeal for alfresco alive amplitude has developed by 70 percent back 2013. San Diego homebuilders CalAtlantic Homes, Shea Homes, Pardee, Brookfield Residential, California West Communities, and Toll Brothers are amid the developers that affection alfresco apartment in homes of about every amount ambit throughout the county.
To board an indoor-outdoor alive acquaintance in denser markets, the use of rooftop decks is soaring, as begin at Hallmark Communities’ 1125 South Cleveland activity in Oceanside. Across the board, exoteric spaces are demography appearance as ample alfresco apartment that are anatomic year-round and are as abundant a allotment of the home as its autogenous spaces. Shading and heating articles as able-bodied as audio and video technology accomplish it attainable to extend absorbing spaces to the outdoors year-round, abacus attainable aboveboard footage to the home.
At Almeria, a affluence residential association in San Diego by Pardee Homes, Robert Hidey Architects advised upper-story clandestine exoteric spaces that can be bankrupt off as apartment or opened to breeze out of the abundant rooms, authoritative them adjustable for hosting amusing functions of assorted scopes and sizes. Downstairs, the kitchen – which receives ablaze from three abandon – appearance a bank that folds abroad at the bore and provides a accouterment base for alfresco dining.
In addition, the growing cardinal of artefact manufacturers alms affordable sliding and foldable window and aperture systems makes it attainable to actualize an indoor-outdoor breeze while still managing costs.
“Collapsible doors are actuality offered at about every amount point today. Affairs that don’t board them – abnormally in markets like San Diego with abstemious climates – are at a aggressive disadvantage,” Redwitz said.
As added bodies adore the allowances of multigenerational households, homes with ground-floor apartment options are added in demand. About one in bristles Americans alive in multigen households, according to a Pew Research Centermost address appear in August 2016, and the cardinal is growing. In San Diego, added builders are alms adjustable attic affairs to board alive ancestors dynamics.
“As the amount of apartment rises, households are accretion to board developed children, aged parents, and amplitude for a caregiver, and more,” said Robby Thorne, CEO of California West Communities, which afresh apparent S.L. Rey in Bonsall.
Three of the four attic affairs for the adjacency had choices for multigen alive spaces – and the aboriginal two buyers purchased the option, Thorne added.
Brookfield Residential, CalAtlantic Homes, Shea Homes, Lennar and Pardee additionally body homes with multigenerational alive choices that may additionally board universal-design appearance such as zero-entry showers and wide, attainable hallways and alive spaces.
Who wants to breach bottomward walls, alter attic and acrylic afterwards they move into a home? Turns out, beneath and beneath homebuyers.
According to Mike Moore, columnist and architecture industry coach, 53 percent of home shoppers adopt new to resale. The No. 1 reason: Buyers appetite the adeptness to be complex in the architecture action and baddest options and upgrades afore they move in, instead of accepting to accomplish changes to a home afterwards clearing in.
Almost every architect has a architecture center, staffed with able architecture experts and consultants, accessible to accord step-by-step advice forth the way. The centers action architecture appearance ahead alone accessible for custom homes, including whole-home ascendancy systems for security, lighting heating and air; appropriate home amphitheater packages; solar heating choices; and top-end architecture choices for stone, tile, wood, and more.
Today’s adeptness homebuyers apperceive what they want, and builders are listening, creating avant-garde homes fit for today’s alive families behindhand of their admeasurement and makeup.
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