Now that you’ve stayed at home for a few months, you might be experiencing a little less love for your surroundings. Are you feeling more confined, in constant search of privacy? Have you discovered a shortage of storage? Would you like to escape to outdoor living space? You’re not alone. We’re seeing new priorities for homebuyers that have evolved over the past few months. What do you want in your new home? Trophy Signature Homes is listening and responding!
Home Office or Dual Office Space
Perhaps the biggest need that resulted from so much time at home is a dedicated home office or dual home offices. An effective home office workspace must have separation from the main activity in the home. That starts with a door for privacy. Natural light is a plus to avoid eye strain and contribute to well-being while you’re busy at work. Your home office should also have the wiring and connectivity to support your technology. Be sure your Internet is robust in the area where you’re locating your workspace.
Advances in smart home automation have demonstrated their value—in terms of convenience, comfort, and energy savings. If you’ve ever left home and wondered if you locked the door or gone to bed and realized the garage was left wide open, you can appreciate the advantage of being able to perform all of these functions remotely, from your smartphone.
At Trophy Signature Homes, our smart homes include many features that resales just don’t offer. Standard features include a control panel for managing your home automation and security, making it easy to add technology without the need for a technician to install it. Your new home also comes with an array of valuable comforts and security features: front door video camera, smart door lock, smart thermostat, smart garage door opener, and Wi-Fi-connected appliances. Control all of them remotely from your smartphone.
Bigger, better cooking space
We took for granted the benefit of dining out. While take-out and home delivery has grown in popularity, there’s more cooking happening in America’s kitchens these days. This change has brought to light the limitations of the all-important kitchen. Whether it’s the layout, the outdated appliances, the size of the space, or a combination of these factors, a great kitchen adds value to your life and your home.
Homeowners want more space for prep and cooking. A center island fills that needs, and it’s a feature in most of our floor plans. The island also adds storage in the cabinets below, plus a serving and dining area with a breakfast bar.
Pre-wired for better connections
Your Internet connectivity has limitations. When the family is at home all at once, you have more users and more devices accessing a finite amount of bandwidth. Video games and streaming movies eat up a lot of that. As a result, you’re experiencing slow connections and buffering.
A new home affords the convenience of pre-wiring for stronger connections where you need them. You avoid retrofitting outdated technology to get what you want and, instead, enjoy the steady flow of connections whenever you need them.
More and better storage
For some unknown reason, the need to shelter at home sparked the demand for excessive amounts of toilet paper, among other items that suddenly became valuable commodities. You may have never before come home celebrating the score of a 24-roll package of toilet paper and an equally large pack of paper towels. But then there’s the dilemma: Your supply overwhelmed your storage space.
The trend toward over-stocking household items prompted the need for a larger pantry, as well as more closets and storage. Many of Trophy Signature Homes’ floor plans—the Poet Series, Painter Series, and Hotel Series, for example—include a walk-in pantry as a standard feature in every new home design. The spacious laundry rooms also provide storage options to accommodate excess cleaning supplies.
The mudroom in our homes features a bench with cubbies where your family can stash their outerwear, muddy boots and shoes, and other items that don’t need to make their way into the main living area.
The standard closets in Trophy Signature Homes are far beyond “standard”. We include built-in shoe/accessory boxes and metal rods, which add strength.
Spending so much “quality time” at home, without the benefit of places to go elsewhere, has created yet another need for homeowners: an extra room. A floor plan that includes a flex room is looking quite inviting right now.
How would you use a flex room in your home?
It’s time to move!
If you’re thinking about buying a new home, you’re in big company. According to Google, the phrase, “should I buy a house?” recently reached its highest search rate since 2004. The pandemic didn’t slow down home buying. Enthusiastic buyers have navigated virtual tours and appointments and made their dreams come true.
If your new home search brings you to the DFW metro area, Trophy Signature Homes would love to show you the way home. We’re building communities of new construction homes for sale in desirable locations, like Frisco, Princeton, Celina, Grand Prairie, Royse City, Fort Worth, and many more. With homes starting in the $200,000s and a broad portfolio of designs—from 1,671 square feet to more than 4,100 square feet—you can find the style, features, and location that better suits your lifestyle. Reach out to us to learn more and give yourself the home you deserve.