While homes have this permanent and unchanging component to them that make neighborhoods of homes seem like the bedrock of an area, the reality is very different. Homes are constantly changing and incorporating new technology, tastes, and cultural norms into their construction. Thee changing preferences and realities are leading to changes that will impact new home construction in 2018 and beyond, and were already in play in 2017.
Concerns with Efficiency and the Green Movement
Many people are increasingly concerned with the health of the environment, as well as with the potential for rising energy costs, and are choosing homes that have a smaller environmental footprint One way to do so is with tiny or folk houses, which are being promoted heavily on television shows. Tiny homes have small real estate needs, are lower in cost, and require a minimalistic lifestyle. The smaller footprint that they have also makes them environmentally friendly. The construction of these homes is relatively easy and many are even building them by themselves. A self build house can also save you a lot of money.
For people who can’t go to the extreme of tiny homes, they are making their homes more energy efficient with triple-ply windows, solar panels, and increasing in new ho construction, solar roof tiles that absorb energy and lower your electricity costs significantly.
Incorporating Smart Home Technology
New homes are utilizing the power of the internet and smart home technology like never before. This is even true in pre fabricated houses which are incorporating lights that turn on and off with voice commands, security devices that film those who enter and exit your home, and kitchen appliances which report to you on the readiness of the food being cooked inside of them.
Homes built in 2018 and beyond will likely incorporate these design elements in them. New homes that are built with these features are seeing immense amounts of buyers and these trends are accelerating.