Since the launch of the Builder Concept Home 2010, I have been at the center of a fascinating dialog with builders/developers, homeowners and the media regarding the homebuilding industry – both where we are now and where we are going next. Here are some observations:
1. Small is the New Green – Everyone is talking about it but no one knows quite what it means. Small is everywhere. For some this simply means reducing the floor plan of a McMansion on a Xerox machine; for others, “going small” means eliminating formal rooms, such as living rooms, dining rooms and foyers. Bother strategies miss an opportunity to make smaller homes just as livable, if not more so, than their larger predecessors.