The features that buyers of new homes desire are constantly changing. As a result, home builders always want to be ahead of the game, to make sure the new homes are equipped with features that match the current trends. Ashton Woods, a home builder in various markets across the United States, decided to find out this information by conducting a survey. They asked prospective homebuyers the top features they look for in a new home. Below is a summary of the results.
Natural Wood Cabinets
White cabinets are no longer the top style for cabinets today. Rather, the survey showed that a majority of home buyers would like to see natural wood cabinets in the kitchen.
Spacious Living Rooms
Homebuyers today are not too concerned about having a huge bedroom. Instead, they would like to see a larger living room. In fact, about 60% of the homebuyers said that they would trade in their large bedroom for a larger living room.
Bonus Rooms for Hobbies
Everyone has a hobby these days. People like to paint, do yoga, exercise, or even collect pinball machines. Hobbies have become such a significant part of people’s lives that most homebuyers are now willing to pay extra to have a dedicated hobby room in their home. Homebuyers will appreciate properties that have bonus rooms in the basement or upper level, which can be used for their hobbies.
Many freelance, part-time, and full-time workers have jobs that allow them to work remotely. Rather than go to a coworking space like WeWork or a local coffee shop, these homebuyers would like to have an office space in their home. This is a convenient way for them to do their work. This space is also desired for students or anyone that tends to do extra work at home.
Roughly 75% of the homebuyers surveyed said they are more likely to choose a homebuilder that offers customization in design. Furthermore, about 67% said that they would pay extra to have these design options. Some of the options they desire include customized built-ins, ceiling decorations, and wood elements.
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