What houses will look like in 2015

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What houses will look like in 2015

I was reading a very interesting article about a study completed by the NAHB (National Association of home builders).  This survey sheds light on the likely characteristics of the average, new single-family detached home in 2015.  This survey was released in December 2010 in a report titled The New Home in 2015.

Many of the members of the association were wondering what to anticipate in the way of changes over the next five years in the home building industry.  The survey was sent out electronically to 3019 builders, designers, architects, manufacturers and marketing specialists.  A total of 238 responses were received.

 Below are the top five findings from this survey:

•       1  The average, new single-family home will be smaller and have more green features

•       2  The living room will either vanish or merge with other spaces in the home

•       3  The "Great Room" is the likeliest room to be included in the average new home

•       4  Low-e windows and engineered wood products are the likeliest green features

•       5  A double sink, recessed lighting, and table space for eating are very likely in kitchens

The chart below (courtesy of housingeconomics.com) indicates the percentage of respondents who believed the following trends were likely to occur.

Housing in 2015 

 

 

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Cathy Bureau
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Lynn, great post!  Are you a GREEN realtor?  I love it when realtors read industry journals.  Thanks!

My take from being highly involved -

One living, eat in kitchen with a formal dining, home office, 3 bedrooms, 2 stories, 40' wide lot, solar or windtubines, back up generator.

May 27, 2011 11:08 AM #1
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Interesting information . I had seen something on tv regarding what is call "tiny Houses" Looks like a real house but is very small maybe 200 sq ft  and can be hooked up to the hitch of your car when you get ready to move.

May 27, 2011 11:11 AM #2
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HI Lynn,

This trend is already showing up in many "small lot sub-divisions" with homes less than 1,000 sqft. on a approx 3,000 sqft lot. there are some real challenges with the concept, but for now it seems to be popular, for one it is hardly "green housing"  great post Lynn and a good topic.

May 27, 2011 01:15 PM #3
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Lynn Donn
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Hi Cathy,  I am not a certified Green Realtor but am very aware of the whole green movement

May 27, 2011 01:37 PM #4
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Lynn Donn
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Hi Peter & Linda,  Thanks for all your positive feedback over the weeks since I began blogging.

 

May 27, 2011 01:39 PM #5
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Hi James, We have one of those tiny homes you mention here in Nanaimo.  It is on display to the public.  It is very well designed with everything you need.  Perfect for the one person family.

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