What Modern Homeowners are Looking for

Top left: Smart home technology that is included as a standard Taber Homes feature. Bottom Left: Expansive backyard area to host or entertain. Top right: Bonus room that is easily converted to a home office. Bottom right: storm safe shelter included in your Taber Home.

What Modern Homeowners are Looking for

December 29, 2021

During the past two years, our priorities have changed when it comes to what we require our homes to be for us. They are no longer simply a place to put our feet up at the end of the day, but an environment that needs to be cultivated to meet our needs on a day-to-day basis. At Homes by Taber, we are constantly listening to what our homeowners are looking for, and updating our practices to ensure that those needs are being met. As we move into 2022, we’ve  put together a list of features that today’s homeowners across the country are searching for when choosing their forever home.

Safety always comes first

With everything that’s happened throughout the past two years, having a home built with the priorities of keeping our families safe and healthy is no longer a bonus—it’s a necessity

For years, each of our Taber homes have included our Storm Safe storm shelter—giving our homeowners the peace of mind they deserve, especially during Oklahoma’s tornado season. For added protection throughout the home, we also set up a top-of-the-line air filtration system to provide a safe indoor environment—almost fully eliminating any mold, pollen, bacteria or dust that could otherwise be floating around. And with gas appliances around the home, you can never be too careful—that’s why we've also added in a number of additional valves in easy to reach places for your appliances in order to turn off the gas in case of an emergency. 

Smart home technology

As technology advances with each passing year, it’s no surprise that the home market needs to keep up with the demand as well. Smart home technology is no longer out of reach for homeowners and all of our homeowners are able to enjoy everything that smart home technology has to offer. 

With our Qolsys alarm system, each equipped with a touch screen, wired window and door sensors, doorbell camera, smart thermostat and so much more, you will always be aware of exactly what’s happening within your home—no matter where you are. You’ll also have smoke detectors throughout the home and carbon monoxide detectors in the main living areas—all features connected into the security system to alert the fire department if anything sets them off. 

Find the perfect location

It’s no secret that today’s homeowners are not only searching for the perfect home—but for the perfect location to settle down in. At Homes by Taber, choosing to build in the OKC area was an obvious choice for us. With a stunning reputation as being a vibrant city, perfect for young families, working professionals, retirees and everyone in between, we knew that it was only a matter of time before everyone started moving to OKC

Our plan to expand our business to encompass the Tulsa market as well was icing on the cake. With beautiful natural surroundings, a low cost of living and entertainment options for the whole family to enjoy—no matter the season— moving to Tulsa will always be an ideal call to make. 

Outdoor living space

Having a top-of-the-line outdoor living space is second to none for the modern day homeowner. Being able to step out on your back patio, take a deep breath and enjoy a peaceful night under the stars with your loved ones around you has simply become one of the biggest reasons individuals are rushing to purchase a new home. With stunning covered patios complete with outdoor fireplaces and fully sodded yards with a full sprinkler system, Homes by Taber ensures that your outdoor space will be the place to entertain for years to come. 

A flex room to fit your needs

Modern homeowners are also saying full speed ahead to floor plans with flex rooms. Our homes are no longer just our sanctuaries after a day in the office—they are our offices, our gyms, our libraries and everything else that your family could need. Having additional space in your home where you can unwind as you see fit is crucial nowadays, and it’s something we’ve taken notice of at Homes by Taber. In many of our floor plans, we’ve designed a room on the second floor that is ready to take on whatever need you have of it. Whether it’s a work zone for conference calls during the day or a no-phone zone for a family game night, your flex room can be anything and everything you need it to be. 

High-level design details

For a house to truly feel like a home, the design elements must fit with what modern homeowners are looking for—high attention to detail. Homeowners are looking for kitchens with enough space to cook holiday meals and enough dining space to share it with their entire family. They are looking for cozy nights around the fireplace (indoor or outdoor) to end their day, surrounded by the ones they love—or a luxurious master bathroom to spend a relaxing night in. They are looking for details that may seem minute to some, but that have been expertly crafted to fit their everyday needs. 

Build new instead of buying used

No matter if it’s a homeowner's first time buying a house or their fifth, everyone is trying to find a home that has been built perfectly for them—but that’s hard to find when buying a pre-existing home rather than building one. When you build a new home, you pick out a floor plan that fits your exact needs and you decide on the design features that perfectly match your style. Everything about it has been tailored to your life—ensuring that your new home is indeed your forever home.  

At Homes by Taber, our incredible team of industry experts have worked years to ensure that we are Oklahoma’s Favorite Builder by listening to our customers' needs in order to make their dream home a reality. If you’re ready to find a home that’s perfectly suited for you and your family in every way, give us a call at OKC: 405-984-1185 and Tulsa: 918-393-4149 or fill out our online form today.


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