Buyers Want Flexibility Over Bigger Rooms

Smaller, versatile  space is trumping huge square footage among home buyers, according to the findings of at least one major home builder.

Designers at Beazer Homes are eliminating long hallways to open up plans. They also are scaling back master bedrooms.

“We found some masters were getting deeper, so the distance from the end of the bed to the dresser across from it was often more than five feet–a no man’s land. Instead, we’re tightening it up and putting that [square footage] somewhere else,” says Kent Goff, Beazer’s vice president of planning and design.

Preferred floor plans include a flexible space that can be attached to master to be used as either another bedroom or an office.

“[People] are looking for spaces that can be used in a couple of ways, depending on how they live their lives,” Goff says. “It’s all about usable, functional space, not just bigger rooms anymore.”

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Pictures from a stroll..

cornerThere are so many different styles of homes in the West End- from Traditional brick, Victorian and my favorite the Craftsman Bungalow… I thought this was a cute one- corner property (I love corner properties for some reason) I like how the stairs and path curve to the entrance of the home…

You will find very LARGE homes in the West End/ Westview area as well. I can think of plenty to do with all this space….

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This multifamily unit reminded me of the homes in Crown-Heights, Brooklyn- NY. Easy access to Marta! Right at their door!Multif Family- Crown Heights appeal

Many were for sale, and you can tell that they were once lived in and loved. I have to keep myself for coveting them all- if I could, I’d buy them all. lol… but that would be very selfish, since I couldn’t possible enjoy them AND my home… I hope we get some worthy owners very soon.

Did you know about the Westview Lofts? West End / Westview Lofts Westview Lofts

I stumbled on them when I walked up Lucile… towards E. Ontario. It looks as if they are in the beginning stages of building a very nice mixed use area-new shops are on the way… and a cute coffee/book store….

This church was also on the corner Church Now I must find the time to go to the Lush Life Jazz lounge… food and Live Jazz, two of my favorite things 🙂

Lush Life So much to see in the West End… too bad it’s getting colder. I guess I’ll have to bundle up on my walks, but I look forward to seeing the West End in the winter and the changes the season brings to the scenery.