Individuals and families deciding to build their homes from the ground up are looking for features typically not standard in older homes. New homebuilding allows buyers to customize their residence with the amenities they desire. Some of the most common requests we’ve seen for new home sales include the following:
1. Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency tops the list. With utility bills at all-time highs, people want to minimize their heating and cooling expenses while limiting their environmental footprint.
Solar panels that retain energy for electricity are a top request, as are electronically monitored heating and cooling systems that adjust to your preferences. Double-pane windows and special insulation limiting the impact of outside air on indoor temperatures are also a favorite.
2. Outdoor Living Spaces
More people are requesting paved outdoor living spaces, including fireplaces or swimming areas that are available year-round. An outdoor living space connected to a pool or jacuzzi offers a comfortable environment where people can spread out and enjoy the outdoors without leaving their homes.
Consumers also seek outdoor lighting, which adds a visual appeal perfect for parties and gatherings, especially after dark.
3. Eat-In Kitchens
Eat-in kitchens are having a moment. Families with young children appreciate the additional space for preparing meals and sharing them with their kids and partners.
Open kitchens are also perfect for other activities, like game nights and homework. Homeowners are looking for top-of-the-line, built-in appliances, like large refrigerators and custom-designed ovens and ranges.
4. Home Offices
Working from home took off during the pandemic, and it doesn’t seem to be disappearing anytime soon. More buyers want custom-designed spaces for their home offices, including built-in desks, cabinetry, and natural lighting.
Home offices provide a quiet place for adults and children to escape from everyday living and concentrate on their work or hobbies.
5. Home Gyms
New homes can reserve built-in space for a gym. Owners can request certain features, such as a barre, space for storing weights, or room for a treadmill or exercise bike. A dedicated space for working out allows residents to exercise, no matter what the weather outside is like or what time it is.
Home gyms can be relatively small or large, depending on the type of exercise the owners prefer. For instance, someone who enjoys ballet and dance may benefit from a larger space, while a person whose primary exercise is the treadmill may need less room.
6. Built-In Storage Spaces
Home buyers are increasingly looking for more space to store their belongings. Rather than using plastic bins or extra furniture, homeowners want built-in storage space in their closets, laundry rooms, and pantries.
Additional storage space eliminates bulky items cluttering bedrooms and closets and gives people many options for housing their possessions.
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