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Topic - Leslie Fitzpatrick
If you've been shopping for a newly built home recently, you may have noticed that while home sizes are shrinking overall, the rooms within the homes don't necessarily feel smaller. The trick, according to area builders, is that new homes are designed to maximize efficiency and open space.
"In our single-family homes, we don't have any sink or cooktop on the center island so that it becomes a clear surface for the kids' homework and craft projects."
"We have an open living room that buyers can close off if they want to make it into a study or a more formal living room," said Leslie Fitzpatrick, vice president of sales and marketing for Michael Harris Homes.