Aurora Zeledon is content manager for Hanley Wood’s consumer
group, which includes house plan sites www.builderhouseplans.com and www.eplans.com. With five years of experience
in the pre-drawn plan industry, she sorts through thousands of designs every
week to choose the most interesting, innovative, and marketable house plans to
spotlight in Hanley Wood’s newsletters, social media, and publications.
These layouts reflect the new priorities for Gen Y homebuyers. Gone are the flashy-but-extraneous formal living rooms and giant garages. A whole bunch of bedrooms? Nah, but there's definitely space to work from home. Pet owners will appreciate mudrooms and other spaces where they can store supplies. And importantly, square footages are modest, freeing up budget for upscale counters and other must-haves.