Renae Stucki Realtor found this interesting article on some recent trends home builders across the country are finding.  It even attempts to breakdown which features are popular in different areas.  Very interesting article.  The article appears on and you can view the gallery of features by going HERE.

There are some of these features we’re seeing in our part of the country.  Kitchen islands and open kitchens are hugely popular in this area.  As are granite counter tops.  Higher ceilings are still considered an upgrade although we are seeing the average ceiling height going up from 8 ft. to 9 and 10.  In fact, many of the features shown in this article you can find in this area.  But that’s not uncommon.  Southern Utah is very progressive in building trends as you can see every year if you follow the Parade Of Homes show.

There are some exciting builders out there right now who are building some homes using some of these interesting features.  Van Gilder Homes is building some amazing properties in areas like Washington Fields, Santa Clara Valley and Little Valley.  With subdivisions like Brookhaven Fields, Galilee Heights, Daybreak Park, Serenity Hills, Dixie Springs and The Cliffs; they’re positioned to be represented in some of the most beautiful and popular subdivisions in the area.

Another exciting builder is Steve Hatch who is building an incredible neighborhood in Ivins, UT.  Shadow Canyon is an oasis nestled delicately below the majestic red mountain cliffs overlooking this desert community.  His progressive designs and attention to detail make Shadow Canyon one of the most well regarded projects in Southern Utah today.

Renae has relationships with many builders in the county and she’s willing to work hard to help match a client with a builder who can best achieve their vision of their dream home.  Call today and let her help you find the contractor who can make your dreams come true!