Post-Covid New Home Consumer Trends

Posted on April 19, 2021 by

Today’s consumers who are looking to purchase a new home are specifically looking for tried-and-true home features as well as new innovative ideas in design and construction.

As the Covid 19 pandemic took over everyone’s lives last spring, many changes happened to us quickly. We were spending much of our daily lives at home, and we began to observe the features of our homes. Many began thinking about what features they would want to find in a new home or a remodeled home.

Consumers, now more than ever, are looking for homes with ample outdoor space and access to fresh air. Indoors, they’re looking for open spaces and oversized windows with natural light. Healthy living has become very important with a desire to be outdoors working in a personal or community garden, dining on farm-to-table food, walking and fitness trails, and benefiting from clean indoor and outdoor air.

In-home work spaces and areas for private quiet time, access to good technology, and internet access are essential today. Full studios with outside access, a full bath, and a kitchenette are becoming more commonly included in new home floor plans.

Trends continue to emerge as we adjust to the world we will live in after the pandemic dissipates. Check out this article from John Burns Real Estate Consulting about “5 Key Consumer Shifts” for new home preferences.

Stay tuned.

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