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The Future of Homes & Neighborhoods - What Will Change?

There is no doubt that there is a major focus on living healthier and smarter. Technological advances and changing demographics are shaping a new vision for how we live in our homes. Architects and builders are looking to design homes of the future with more healthy and sustainable materials that are resilient to natural disasters, require less maintenance, and have flexible living spaces that can accommodate multiple generations and communal gatherings.

Homeowners will demand healthier environments with no harmful paints and adhesives, as well as energy and water conservation features. There will be more emphasis on natural light and the adoption of biophilic planning. There will be a focus on utilizing materials that have greater longevity and will last through generations of homeowners.

Edible landscaping will become more prominent in single-family yards as well as on building rooftops. Shared community farming areas will become more prevalent in development projects.

More homes will be designed with multiple generation occupants in mind. Cultural traditions, economic pressures and elderly and child care needs will drive the need for design changes in homes to provide private spaces for elderly parents as well as boomerang children living in the same home.

For an indepth look at changes in the way we live in our homes that architects and builders are betting on:http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2015/09/reenvisioning-way-we-live#sf13359114#sf13483221