A typical street scene at David Wilson Homes' development, The Moorings

With many Warwickshire residents looking ahead to the future now Coronavirus restrictions have eased, 50% of people living in the county have revealed that they’d consider future proofing when moving home.

A recent survey, conducted by Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes*, disclosed that residents in the area would prioritise buying a bigger home now to accommodate a growing family and their changing needs in the future.

As trends such as multi-generational living continue to rise, investing in a larger property now could also ensure that buyers have the space they may need if their parents moved in with them at some stage.

Another benefit of securing more room now is that the rooms not currently needing to be occupied can be used as a home office, spare room for hobbies or as a space for storage.

Jan Ruston, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands, said: ““We’ve witnessed a huge shift in the needs of homebuyers over the past couple of years due to the pandemic changing people’s priorities so this result is no surprise to us.

“Future proofing with a move now is a great way to ensure that your property can accommodate any changes in years to come, as we all know how important it is to have our families close to us.

“By prioritising space now, property seekers have a great opportunity to secure a bigger home whilst mortgage rates are low, and will be able to stay in this home much longer instead of upsizing a couple of years down the line.”

Barratt Homes has properties available in the county at its developments The Long Shoot in Nuneaton, Deram Parke in Coventry and St James’ Gate in Weddington.

David Wilson Homes is also building in the county at Ashlawn Gardens and The Moorings in Rugby.