Leading House Plans Broker Reveals Top Home Design Trends for 2013

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(Newswire.net — August 5th, 2013) Houston, TX — HomeDesignCentral.com, one of the leading online house plan providers, reports the findings of a recent study on consumer and home builder trends in the single family housing market for 2013.

As the number of new residential construction continues to increase, its evident that even more Americans are choosing to purchase their house plans, online, due to the increased affordability, flexibility in modifications, and convenient nature of stock house plans,” notes John Smith of HomeDesignCentral.com.

In May of 2013, Forrester Research reported that e-commerce spending in the United States will hit approximately $262 billion this year, up 13.4 percent from $231 billion a year ago. These same Internet buyers are offering earlier and deeper insights on home design trends based upon their online house plan selections.

Here are some of the home design trends for 2013 from the study:

– As consumers – many of whom are baby boomers — the people in the study wanted house plans featuring smaller, one-story floorplans with flex spaces to accommodate either children, who are still living at home, or elderly parents. More than one third of boomers are also caring for an older parent

– More than 40 percent of new homes have master suites downstairs, a 15 percent increase over a decade ago, states the Master Builders Association (MBA). 

– Bedrooms are bigger, with larger walk-in closets and bathrooms that have a separate tub and shower and dual sinks. Plus many are seeking plans for homes with wider doors and hallways for wheelchair access.

– Flex space has become more prevalent in both new homes and remodeling. Flex spaces are rooms that take on the purpose of the present home owner’s needs but can adjust with changes as they occur. What may have once started out as a guest bedroom can be redecorated to serve as a hobby room, library, office or elderly parent’s room. This allows home owners to stay in their homes longer as it continues to serve their needs throughout life’s stages.

– Looking beyond the updated floor plan design, today’s tech-savvy family also requires top-of-the-line amenities such as a wireless home networks (Wi-Fi), remote control lighting and security features. They also prefer a media room with a surround sound and central control systems to manage all media sources in one location.

Home Design Central.com offers house plans for both consumers and builders, and provides informational resources to help people become educated on the process of building a new home.

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John Smith

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Phone: 1-800-734-0829


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