Here are some top trends that were reported by Fixr, a company that creates remodeling cost guides and polls industry experts to find out what they see in the building industry.
Where are homebuyers most likely to build a single-family home in 2018?
50% urban area
3% resort area
What will be the most popular floor plan for single-family homes in 2018?
76% open floor
11% single level
Split level 5$
What ways are homebuyers most likely to invest in to save money and energy in their home?
42% Energy Star-Rated applicances
37% home automation
16% renewable energy sources
5% water-saving toilet
What type of outdoor space will single-family homeowners be most likely to add to their homes in 2018?
What will the most popular use of existing outdoor space for single-family homes be in 2018?
29% herb/vegetable garden
5% front yard/garden
3% water feature
What anti-disaster feature will homeonwers be most likely to add to single-family in 2018?
50% say backup generators
26% fire alarms/sprinklers
5% hurricane/storm shutters
3% sump pump
Source: National Association of Realtors, Styled Staged & Sold Realtor Magazine Blog