reports on 2012 Boise Idaho New Home Trends

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In 1900 the average size home was 900 square feet so functionality was critical. Today, new homes are averaging around two thousand square feet with greater emphasis on functionality and lifestyle. has noticed several design trends in 2012

Boise Idaho Real Estate Guide

Boise Idaho Real Estate Guide

a great addition for not only guests but also family that are unable to move out but old enough to want more privacy

Many Boise Idaho new home trends have come and gone over the years and takes a look at 2012 trends. Many remember shag carpet, brass fixtures, and wood panel walls to more recent trends like stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.

Today there are several common things you will see in new homes for sale in Boise Idaho
1) Casitas
In 2010, we started noticing more what many call In-Law Suites but this apartment building has taken on a different meaning. the new construction market is really strong with empty nesters and move-up buyers currently. This is a great addition for not only guests but also family that are unable to move out but old enough to want more privacy. Also, as families are increasingly combining multiple generations under one roof , adding a private in-law suite with separate entrances and bathrooms create a great setup.

2. Dual Master Bedrooms
Another option for multi-generational households is a having two bedrooms. Not only can they make for great retreats for each family but no one wants to have the bathroom that the guests use as well.

3. Sun Room/ Large Covered Porches
Lifestyle continues to be an industry buzzword. Customers like to enjoy the beauty of nature but without the bugs and out of the heat of the sun. Creating a comfortable outdoor space is very popular in Idaho.

4. Exterior Finishes and Personlized Touches
It is becoming less appealing to home buyers where every third home looks the same. Many are trying to differentiate their home with unique exterior design.

5. RV Garages or Hobby Space
This is Idaho where many people have toys or enjoy traveling. RV Bays are becoming very popular with empty nesters. Others enjoy having a place to park the golf cart or even space for a hobby.

6. Family Room
    Many homes have an open floor plan which is great for getting together with friends but it is not the right space for kids with toys they want to use and scatter. Or a place for the older kids to have their own space. Many home have Bonus Rooms or family roooms that are separated from the living room. Some homes have a separate Movie Theater Room or a large room for movies and playing.

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