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Latest 2021 Home Design Trends News

Upsizing to stay post-COVID as buyers seek space

Homebuyers are prioritising lot size over near-city locations and the size of new houses is growing at its fastest rate in more than a decade, with the COVID-inspired shift of buying preferences expected to be a lasting phenomenon.

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Metricon's Phoenix display home in Waterford demonstrates the desire for functional and flexible spaces. Photo: Metricon

Homebuyers are prioritising lot size over near-city locations and the size of new houses is growing at its fastest rate in more than a decade, with the COVID-inspired shift of buying preferences expected to be a lasting phenomenon.

Lockdowns and social distancing requirements made many Australians think the walls were closing in in 2020, causing buyers and renters alike to prioritise open space and privacy over proximity to work.

A recent repor…