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Commercial & residential properties: Defining the differences & latest trends

by Philip Piantone 04/09/2023

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As residential real estate and commercial buildings grow in number in line with the economy, there’s much to be learned about what they exactly are and the growing trends surrounding them. 

What is the difference between residential & commercial location?

Put simply, a residential location is a place meant to be lived in, whereas a commercial property is made for business purposes. 

Residential buildings can be used for private occupancy on both a temporary and permanent basis. For example, residential properties often include homes, townhouses, room rentals and more. 

Commercial real estate is a location where you’ll find business operations - this may include clothing stores, hospitals, automotive shops and more. 

What are the trends in commercial architecture?

Currently, the latest commercial properties are built with a focus centered around clean and uniform designs. This is being done to give more focus to providing more spacious areas for optimal storage and flexibility. 

Eco style architecture has also been on the rise as there’s a growing concern for environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. Commercial buildings in this style frequently feature optimal use of natural light and heating methods.  

What are 3 characteristics of modern architecture?

As society started moving away from the traditional Victorian and Gothic Revival styles seen in previous years, there are a few key characteristics regularly seen in both commercial and residential properties. These building characteristics include: 

  • Clean and sleek lines. 
  • Open floor plans for optimal space. 
  • Use of glass to make the most of natural lighting. 

Commercial and residential construction has changed a bunch over the years. However, as time goes on, builders are finding many ways to increase the comfortability, practicality and efficiency of the places we work and call home.

About the Author

Philip Piantone

My goal as a Real Estate agent is to provide you, as my client, with the best possible representation for all of your Real Estate needs. I will accomplish this through a very strong work ethic using limitless energy on your behalf. You will find me a responsible and friendly agent who genuinely cares about the people with whom I work. As a lifelong resident of the Washington Metropolitan area, coupled with the best continuing training in the industry, I am well prepared to provide you with the superior service that you need and deserve to get the most out of your Real Estate transaction. Whether you are buying or selling a home, I am able to provide you with the largest market exposure and to bring you the best possible price, terms, and conditions available. You can rest assured that I can help you achieve your Real Estate goals through superior service in an honest and personable manner that will make you a customer of mine for life.