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Doug Monsein, Founder

Douglas Construction Group


8429 Fox Run
Bethesda, MD 20814


Phone: 301-983-6947

Email: doug@dcghomes.com

Website: https://www.dcghomes.com

Q: What have been some of the pandemic effects on homebuyer wants and needs?

A: Today’s home takes on new functions as it now serves as living space, office, classroom, gym, entertainment center and more.

Preferences now start with more space. New normals include teleworking and virtual education and I suspect those are here to stay in varied measures. These also translate into more space needed around and outside the house as people hunker down and don’t venture out as much.

Even though there was a movement towards more outdoor space pre-pandemic, now with migrations from denser populated areas it’s even more desirable, with our clients asking for porches, patios, grilling stoops, fire features, water features and ponds, sport courts, swimming pools, exterior lighting and other elements.

New work-from-home amenities also include wireless alarm systems with video doorbells and security cameras, more automation, zoned and programmable HVAC systems, locking systems, meeting rooms and similar office-like comforts and conveniences as people are spending more time at home.

Q: What makes the homes you build unique and different?

A: With custom homes, we encourage our client’s creative vision and work hard to capture every detail of what they hope to achieve. We meet frequently, work with imaginative professionals, and more than anything listen to details that are important, while ensuring everyone is having fun!

When we build for the marketplace, we are market-centric. We stay current in determining what today’s families want and need in homes, those long-lasting form and function elements that provide benefits for decades to come.

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