As we connect with homebuyers and gauge what’s important to them in their search for a place to call home, the following are four of the most common themes and critical elements today’s families are seeking. They’re features that have become staples of each and every Peapod Homes design.

1. Modified Open Floor Plans

Buyers today are looking for modified open floor plans. They want clean sight lines and flowing design with thoughtful separation. Our main-floor living areas are all open to surrounding spaces, but we’ve utilized nooks, peninsulas and other architectural elements to provide intuitive demarcation. We include numerous pocket doors, as well, so that areas remain airy and connected but with privacy available when needed.

2. Functional Storage Space

Potential homeowners have asked for functional, easy-access storage solutions to be incorporated into the indoor home space. Our homes contain storage spaces, both large and small, throughout the house. For example, the pantry can connect to the mudroom and allow for convenient access upon returning home from a trip to the grocery store. It is close to the kitchen for easy access but can also be closed off by a door when not in need. And the storage under the staircase is perfectly reachable for everyday incidentals or a great spot to store a stroller between uses.

3. Feature Kitchens

A feature kitchen remains buyers’ top must-have items. Our kitchens include an intuitive flow for gourmet cooking, entertaining and everyday functionality. We’ve ensured ample countertop space for prepping and generous built-in storage for kitchen tools. Our kitchens feature numerous places to entertain, including a large peninsula and center island with convenient USB-enabled power outlets, as well as a breakfast nook with built-in seating. A Peapod Homes kitchen also contains top-of-the-line features our buyers will be proud to show off to guests, including quartz countertops, stainless-steel appliances, a pot-filler over the stove, farmhouse sink and a built-in wine fridge.

4. Flexible Living

Our buyers are seeking homes that allow for 21st century, flexible living. As personal and professional needs change, their home can evolve right alongside. The breakfast nook can be used for weekend brunch with friends or weekday evening homework. The set-off dining space can be used for family holiday dinners or Sunday football get-togethers. The first-floor office can be used as a guest room for visitors or transitioned to a second master bedroom with its access to the en suite bathroom. The large third-floor attic space can be used as a playroom for children or repurposed as long-term storage.

Peapod Homes are thoughtful by design, with open floorplans and modern conveniences seamlessly blended with traditional architecture and timeless style. We mentally walk through every floorplan to consider the form and function of design elements as they’ll be used in everyday living and throughout evolving lifestyles.

If you’re considering building or buying a home in downtown Indianapolis, and you’d like to learn more about how our homebuilding trends could benefit your family, reach out to Peapod Homes today to get started.