Hi and thank you for visiting Cottages at Greenwood. My name is Lisa and it has been my dream to build my own home. I wanted to write this blog to get my ideas down on “paper” and see what trends are out there.

Me and my husband are planing on building a home soon. We don’t really have a plan of what we want our new home to look like yet, but we have discussed some ideas. There are certain things we want our home to have, but we aren’t quite sure how we want it laid out yet. We also haven’t bought property to build on yet. We have been looking around but haven’t found what we want. Once we do, we will start putting our home plans into motion. In the meantime I have been discussing with friends about my new home. They have given me some great ideas and one of my friends was telling me about home building trends I have never really heard about. I really love some of the ideas and how unique they are. There are so many things to think about with our home. I have talked to my husband about many of these things and he loves the idea too. I can’t wait to get the property so we can finally decide how it’s going to be done and we can have the home of our dreams.

Home building is really as much an art as it is a science. Everyone wants different things out of their home, and as a result, modern home building has learned to focus on personal needs rather than assuming everyone will be happy with just one type of home. Still, there are some trends that have really been coming into focus in recent years in terms of what people want in their homes. The most prominent is green technology being used in home building, which I think is a really great thing. People all across the country are becoming more and more concerned with the environment, which means that they want energy improvements like solar panels, better insulation, and geothermal heating installed in their homes. This can save money in the long run as well, so I think it is a great idea.

Another great modern trend is handicapped accessibility. Many people build homes with the intention of living there all their lives, but they forget that they may be unable to climb stairs in their old age. This can lead to costly installation of stairlifts and other equipment. Instead, people are choosing to build handicapped accessible homes from the start.