The Long and Shutter of It
Shutters have become a feature of homes that no longer serve the purpose they've been named for. Most often, shutters serve as an aesthetic focal point to a home adding a pop of color or interest to the exterior. So often, however, this feature can go wrong: shutters that aren't large enough to close over the windows, shutters placed in an area rendering them completely useless...maybe it's time to stop forcing the shutters and instead, consider adding the pop of color and area of visual interest by adding more layers to the exterior body of the home. This new modern take on exterior color will provide you with the visual interest you're looking for and avoid the deadly 'shutter foul,' we're all tired of seeing.
The End of an Era?
Having been in the homebuilding business for more than 30 years, we've seen trends come and go and come back again. Modern and simplistic was the way in the 1950s and with the popularity of the show Mad Men, that style has had a resurgence. However, it seems that the trend is tiring, according to Realtor.com. The craze has infiltrated not only the architectural aspect of homebuilding but the design and fashion aspect of decorating a home, where it may have crossed the line. Incorporating pieces of different 'design eras,' is one thing, but modeling an entire space after the Mad Men set, may be taking it too far, according to the article.
We've seen so many stylistic preferences and cater to one or many at any given time, resulting in a very unique portfolio. Whatever your architectural or design preferences, we have the experience and enthusiasm to do it and do it right.
New construction demand changes annually, monthly, and even daily. Neighborhoods can be desirable one day and passé the next. Subdivisions can contain the empty lot inventory for new home construction in the Spring and be sold out mid-Summer. The 'themes' for these types of housing circumstances is often predictable if you're mindful of market trends. This article contains the major themes predicted to affect the housing market as it relates to homebuilding in the coming months.
Though each geographical market will vary, most of these themes will serve as an undercurrent nationwide. We have already seen several of these themes this year at Moffitt Built as we continue to help first-time homeowners and downsizers manifest their homebuilding visions. We are lucky to have survived a lot of the economic factors that many homebuilders have not, thanks to our supportive community recognizing our commitment to quality homebuilding and to our clients every step of the process.
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