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One of the first things that most people notice with new homes is that they are dominantly composed of two stories. This has become a trend in recent designs for a number of reasons. An upper floor is generally more private and quiet than the lower floor. Having an upper floor increases the floor and wall area of a house without causing the plot to be overextended or sprawling. Two-story houses also give a stronger impression of opulence than single-story homes, making it carry higher value.
The number and location of rooms is also quite important to know, especially if you are building a new home. Homes from this decade share several common trends which you will find in nearly all new floor plans.
Master Bedroom. The location of the master bedroom is possibly the biggest noticeable change in contemporary floor plans. In previous decades, the master bedroom was traditionally located on the upper floor due to the requirement of privacy most homeowners wanted. However, new floor plans place the master bedroom on the bottom floor. This is due mostly to the demand for a large bathroom to be directly connected to the master bedroom and it is easier for plumbing to reach the bottom floor than the top. Security is another reason for the change as having the master bedroom on the bottom floor can allow the homeowner's to contact police or even confront the robber in the event of a break-in.
Office or Study. Another common room you will find in a new house is a dedicated office or study. The importance of the Internet in business has made it easier than ever before to work from home, freelance, or telecommute. More people are now working out of the comfort of their homes, away from the humdrum office environment and the bad coffee, and they need a place to retreat to during the day.
Large Kitchen and Dining Room. The kitchen and dining capabilities are different as well. Older homes were typically equipped with smaller kitchens to make space for larger living areas. However, nearly every homebuyer on the market is seeking a large and open kitchen, in addition to a formal dining area, for hosting parties.
If you want to build your own custom house, keep these different tropes in mind to increase the resell value and hire a custom home builder to help you gather materials, plot out the floor plan, and then actually build the house. Then you will be able to enjoy the dream home you have always wanted.
For anybody on the market, buying a new home is a thrilling adventure full of options as well as anxiety. Whether you are looking for a home in a housing development or you want to build your own custom space, tailored to your specific needs and desires, you need to be aware that there are many different tropes which make up a home that reflect the standards of the times. Contemporary homes of the 2010s are no exception to this rule. So these are some of the tropes you need to be aware of which can influence your buying or building decision.