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American homes are now being planned and constructed to help the owners save money and reduce waste. What is considered as waste or wasteful? Well, outdoor kitchens, fire pits and grills are some design elements being cut. Bathroom features such as dual showerheads are being replaced with single ones, and these new homes are focusing on natural light, energy efficient appliances and extra storage.
Better Homes and Gardens conducted a survey that was released at this week's National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Show in Las Vegas. The results showed that home owners are building smaller properties and ditching the luxury amenities and high-end add-ons.
Green living has taken precedence in the past few years, garnering a lot of praise, while downsizing has always been looked at as a last resort... until now. Now, downsizing is the look people are going for. For example, high ceilings that inflate energy bills are not popular anymore.
The NAHB reported that the size of the American home decreased 100 square feet. Also, the number homes with three-plus bathrooms also decreased - for the first time since 1992.
Builders also echoed the same sentiment adding that they are not building as many homes with outdoor kitchens, game rooms or media rooms, and sunrooms. New homes are likely to include larger closet space, a laundry room, energy-efficient appliances and insulated front doors.
Last year, almost 25 percent of new homes received an Energy Star rating, which took a huge jump from the number in 2007.
Now If you are looking to save on a Central Florida property please visit our Bank Owned Properties or if you want to learn about the best communities around Central Florida visit our Communities Page and find the home of your dreams. You can also call us at 407-392-4663 and we'll do all the work for you.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.