With so many eclectic neighborhoods around the city, Houston real estate listings are made up of a broad range of styles and price points. New construction is always in high demand, especially if the home buyer can lock in the property early enough to influence the building style, design, and materials used. Many of the newly constructed homes adopt a modern and contemporary design, characterized by open concept floor plans, open sight lines between key areas of the house, sleek lines, and strong geometric shapes. One other strong influence is embracing and maximizing the natural light in a property. For luxury high rise apartments in Downtown Houston, this is exemplified by floor to ceiling windows, sometimes around the entire perimeter of the condominium. Another advantage of open concept living is that space can be adapted over time. Instead of having a formal dining room and closed-off family rooms and kitchens, the open space can be adapted so one extended living area can incorporate a dining table, a breakfast bar, a home office, or a playroom. When open concept houses are shown without furniture, prospective buyers are free to imagine the space as it would perfectly fit their family.