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Custom Home Design Trends for 2012 Main Idaho Real Estate Insights
In 1900 the average size home was 900 square feet so functionality was limited. Today with homes averaging around two thousand square feet, Lifestyle plays a key role in form and function. Here are designs that will be trending in 2012.

Idaho Custom Home trends for 2012-

  1. In-law Suite
    In 2010 ,we started noticing more In-Law Suites and in 2012, with the Idaho Custom Home Builderseconomy returning, there will probably be more. Since the new construction market is really strong with empty nesters and move-up buyers currently, this is a great addition for not only guests but also family that are unable to move out but old enough to want more privacy.  Also, as families are increasingly combining multiple generations under one roof , adding a private in-law suite with separate entrances and bathrooms create a great setup for everyone.
  2. Dual Master Bedrooms
    Another option for multi-generational households is a having two bedrooms. Not only can they make for great retreats for each family but no one wants to have the bathroom that the guests use as well.
  3. Sun Room/ Large Covered Porches
    Lifestyle continues to be an industry buzzword. Customers like to enjoy the beauty of nature but without the bugs and out of the heat of the sun. Creating a comfortable outdoor space is very popular in Idaho.
  4. Exterior Finishes and Personlized Touches
    It is becoming less appealing to home buyers where every third home looks the same. Many are trying to differentiate their home with unique exterior design.
  5. RV Garages or Hobby Space
    This is Idaho where many people have toys or enjoy traveling. RV Bays are becoming very popular with empty nesters. Other enjoy having a place to park the golf cart or even space for a hobby.
  6. Family Room
    Many homes have an open floor plan which is great for getting together with friends but it is not the right space for kids with toys they want to use and scatter. Or a place for the older kids to have their own space. Many home have Bonus Rooms or family roooms that are separated from the living room. Some homes have a separate Movie Theater Room. or a large room for movies and playing.

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Posted by tlangford at 12/29/2011 8:42:00 PM
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