Amenities featuring indoor and outdoor gathering spaces will be popular this year. File photo
In Realtor Magazine, The Beach Co.'s multifamily community gathering space in Greenville is an example of a development described as a "sought-after social event and gathering space."
The article cites community gathering spaces as the first trend shaping 2017.
“The combination of more time spent on social media and at work and the fact that fewer people live near their family members has caused many to feel isolated and crave face-to-face interactions,” writes Barbara Ballinger, the article's author.
The article reports that real estate professionals can expect to be inundated this year with amenities featuring gathering spaces, including clubhouses with state-of-the-art kitchens, outdoor decks with pools and movie screens, group fitness classes and planned socials
Specifically, the article states that The Beach Co.'s multifamily development at Main and Stone in Greenville is a sought-after space because it hosts free monthly events like Bingo & Brews and drawing classes.
To read the full Realtor Magazine article, visit http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/ 2016/12/2017-home-design-trends.