Top 5 Trends that Will Affect The Home of the Future
Following the Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas, CNN has outlined 5 trends that will affect the way our future homes look.
#1 Smart Homes
Seems like technology is further increasing its impact on home building. A product of particular interest is the Edge Home, which can provide users with a very detailed breakthrough of their energy consumption.
#2 Contractors Aided by the Cloud
New products are helping contractors in every part of the business process – ” from invoicing subcontractors, to purchasing materials, to client interaction.”
#3 Luxury is Redefined
The years following the recession have reshaped perception of luxury. The focus is less and less on “square footage, a Roman tub, or granite counters” and more on “the look for less”.
#4 Practicality Enjoys More Attention
A more simplified and modern-looking design seems to be putting the McMansion out of business. Builders are focusing on practical European-like design and a lot of useable storage.
#5 Green Building is Stepping Up
While it took a long time, green building seems to be finally on the rise. More than 80% consumers say they are willing to make a slightly higher innitial investment in return for savings later on.
Read the full article in CNN Money.
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