George Amedore was recently interviewed by Cari Scribner for Life@Home magazine, an Albany Times Union publication, about today's home trends. How does today's home differ from just five years ago and what are we doing to accommodate these new trends?
“Buyers are different today in the Capital Region; we’re seeing more transient clients,” Amedore says. “Cultures and lifestyles are all coming into play, and we’re working to understand home design and how they’re situated on the lots.”
He has had families of Asian ethnicity, for instance, request homes facing East or North on the lot, as well as elements within the house itself, such as bedrooms in which the bed isn’t visible from the bedroom door or a home in which the stairs are not visible from the front entryway. “It’s all based on tradition that’s very personal to them,” Amedore says.
Amedore has also had Indian clients request that home construction be launched on or before specific calendar dates. “Part of their belief is the date will bring prosperity and happiness to carry through the whole project,” Amedore says. “Sometimes they request we start the building process only on even days of a month.”
We highly recommend that you read the article in it's entirety, click on the link below to be taken to the original blog post that was published on January 25, 2012 on the Times Union website.
Home Trends: The blueprint for today’s homes is all about lifestyle.
Your home is a retreat from the busy world, a gathering space for family and friends, a way to express yourself through the environment you create. But above and beyond the interior ambiance is the structure that holds it all together. Your house is a building, after all, and, while not as susceptible to mood as say, paint colors, new home construction does evolve as people’s needs and interests dictate.
SOURCE: Albany Times Union.