Consumer preferences are ever-changing — and it can be hard to keep up. The COVID-19 pandemic was especially powerful in reshaping homeowner priorities. For new construction homes and remodeling projects, three trends are taking the spotlight for 2023.
Health & Well-Being
Homebuyers are looking for their homes to provide a sense of wellbeing. They want their homes to support their day-to-day health—both physically and mentally. In 2023, many homeowners are seeking wellness features like home gyms, reading nooks, saunas, pools, and designated spaces for work and play. Plus, we will continue to see renewed focus on neighborhood amenities like nearby bodies of water, walking paths, pickleball courts, and gardens.
Better Not Bigger
People are seeking well-planned spaces in their homes, and that doesn’t necessarily mean larger. There is a renewed desire for flex spaces and adaptable features that easily change as the family’s needs change. Extra storage, multi-purpose rooms, built-in desks, intimate sitting areas, and spaces for hosting are at the top of consumer lists. Maximizing a home’s layout allows homeowners to spend extra money on the luxurious finishes — so we expect to see more focus on quality.
A mix of contemporary and timeless design has taken over. Homebuyers want clean, well-executed spaces that incorporate natural materials and complement the surrounding area. Textured materials, earth tones, and neutral colors are impactful yet inexpensive ways to influence a room’s design. Because of shipping delays and fluctuating economies, consumers have a renewed focus on shopping local for personalized masterpieces. Plus, environmentally conscious approaches to home design are always appreciated.