2018 International Builder Show Recap
Ahead of the Curve &
More From the 2018 International Builder Show
Multi-family growth continues to stay on the rise. Exceed consumers expectations to stay ahead of the competition with these innovative ideas...
App Based Smart Home
Locks – Latch
The ultimate digital system for managing access to every door in a multi-family building. Seamless, simple management, automated deliveries and access sharing for trusted people.
Comfort Control – Sensi
Cost effective system for controlling thermostats from an app.
When tenants move out, system is automatically updated – adjusts temperature to a temporary vacant status.
Concierge – Verizon
Verizon Concierge is a service suite that provides 24/7 access to property-specific news, calendars, amenities and services.
Touch-less Interactive Screen -
Great tool for sales centers.
Displays community activities.
Interactive communication enables the use of gestures for real-time navigation and interaction. It's cost-effective and easy to maintain, with design flexibility.
Include bike storage, valet and repair stations (can be rental space/tools).
Use Zagster - a bike sharing service that tenants can use when needed.
Don't forget to have a safe and secure location to leave packages when tenants aren't home.
Online grocery shopping is becoming more popular - especially in cities.
Public refrigerator allows for groceries to be delivered.
Uber & Lyft
Millennials are not using their own cars; cheaper to use a car share service.
Design a lounge for residents to wait for these services, should be sheltered from the elements but not part of Lobby.
Allows a variety of activities to be planned - Yoga, spin, kick boxing, CrossFit, or Zumba classes are a few examples.
Get some fresh air by creating exercise spaces outdoors - or an indoor space with a garage door that opens to let fresh air in.
On Demand Fitness Rooms
Smaller rooms about every 5 floors in a large complex with a TV for On Demand fitness classes are becoming popular.
"Surfset" is a fun, new cardio workout that's inspired by surfing and you don't need to be near the beach to do it!
Perfect Outdoor Amenities
Highly demanded and makes for a cozy recreational space for residents to enjoy the outdoors.
Cold plunge pools
More popular than hot tubs now because of proven
health benefits of immersing body in very cold water following exercise, sports, or exposure to high temperatures.
The popularity of the plunge pool speaks volumes for its effect on a person’s feeling of general well being.
Including volleyball, corn hole, ping pong or shuffleboard is key
A jumbo-tron next to a game court with a BBQ station and hammocks –the making for a perfect Millennials hang out!
Outdoor scrabble is great for friendly competition!
Feel free to contact us about implementing these new design features into your next commercial space!
Phyllis, Johanna & Kate
ICI Model Home Marketing Team
Interior Concepts, Inc.