With social distancing and wearing masks becoming almost second nature now, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way that we live, work, and learn in a variety of ways. In fact, many of the biggest changes involve your home – starting with most people spending more time in it.
For the past several months, the housing market has been booming in the U.S. Given low interest rates, now could be a great time to move forward on the building of a new custom home. That being said, though, the floor plans and amenities of today’s (and tomorrow’s) homes can differ a great deal from those in the past.
So, what are some of the top items to consider when building a new custom home in this post-pandemic world?
First and foremost, it is essential that you take stock of how much (and how much more) time you and your family spend in your residence. Unlike pre-2000, more people are working and learning from home – and if your household consists of several people, it may be necessary to account for private space for everyone.
This could include anything from a full-fledged home office room that includes built-in bookshelves and a smart board, to a small nook off the kitchen where emails can be checked, and outgoing bills can be paid.
Because everyone’s needs can be different, there isn’t just one single custom home solution that will work for all households across the board. So, if you plan to build a custom home in Orlando or the surrounding Central Florida area, talk to us and we can provide you with some ideas that are designed especially for you.
In addition, because you may wish to reside in your new home for many years to come, we can also help with implementing easy solutions over time as your housing needs change. So, give us a call and set up a time to chat with one of our professionals today.