This weekend was the first of 2 weekends of our local parade of homes. It was a blast for me! I talked to over 100 couples who were looking for their new dream home. It is interesting to see the similarities in their searches. They are all looking for open plans. They are all looking for large covered outdoor living spaces with outdoor fireplaces and outdoor kitchens. It seems that outdoor living spaces has become the important factor. I couldn't agree more with these folks. I, personally enjoy my covered deck and cooking area. Grilling is my hobby, but ,I guess it is with many people. The new homes, here, are outfitted with patio, gas log fireplaces, which make them comfortable in the winter.. Many buyers plan on buying outdoor rugs, curtains, furniture to enjoy their "space". I have seen several patios, lately, that were outfitted nicer than the living rooms. They have the huge screen televisions to watch the football games. There are even outdoor bars for entertaining. I even saw an outdoor bed for those who want to rough it, without really roughing it.
Since we have outdoor rooms and outdoor kitchens, what's next? I guess the landscape architects are in high demand.
Here in the south, I would imagine that the mosquito spraying systems would be in high demand, as well. There are sprayers set up on the eaves of the homes that spray at intervals to keep those pesky bugs away.
Just say in' , I'm seeing this trend in our area and builders are listening.
We're about to start 4 homes on the Lake Caroline golf course, all with outdoor spaces overlooking the golf course, with the front overlooking the water. True dream homes