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Tips for Future-Proofing Your Home

January 31, 2024
New Construction Home Trends 2021
No matter where life takes you, let your home change with you.

A house can morph into many different arrangements based on who is living there and how the household uses it. Two families might use the same house differently, but the same family might grow, downsize, and shift over time according to changing needs. A home should be flexible for the changes in life, which is why you’ll want to consider these tips for future-proofing your new construction home.

Future-Proofing for Growing Families

If you want a family, your home will need to accommodate a household addition. You might have an idea of how big you want your family to be. If so, plan your bedrooms accordingly. If you’re hoping for more than one, you’ll want at least three bedrooms: one for you and your significant other, one for a girl, and one for a boy. 

Also, think about child-proofing your home, avoiding sharp countertops and furniture corners. An open floor plan makes it easy to do chores while keeping an eye on little ones. Even if it seems like an eternity away, you can also think about homework and play areas in your home design.

Future-Proofing for Growing Businesses

Do you have dreams of running a small business from home? Whether you’re a crafter, a music teacher, or a basement inventor, you’ll want to plan a dedicated workspace. Many people are working from home today as well, so it helps to have a library or home office you can close off from the rest of the house. If you are inviting customers to your home business, they should use the door closest to the business room with a powder room close by.

Future-Proofing for Aging in Place

No matter what stage of life you are at, it helps to plan for the house to accommodate your needs in later years. Make it easy to access a bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor or a floor with minimal steps. Design showers for ease of use. All homes should be ADA-compliant, so any adjustments you may need to make will be easy to accomplish.

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