Homes that can grow with them
A home is a costly investment and home buyers want to ensure that they can stay in their homes long enough to make their investment worthwhile. Young buyers are looking for space for children, buyers with young children are looking for spaces where teenagers can have privacy as well as gatherings, and middle aged buyers are focusing on homes that will offer them mobility and accessibility in their later years.
Three or more bedrooms
Having at least one bedroom for every person (or couple) in the household plus a guest bedroom seems to be the norm, and anything less may seem claustrophobic. Home buyers would rather have too many rather than too few, since bedrooms are versatile spaces that can double as exercise rooms, studies and playrooms.
Large master suites
Master suites with bathrooms and closets and even sitting areas are gaining in popularity among buyers. These suites offer a haven in a busy home, and privacy. Having the master suite on the main floor is a bonus as the buyer can avoid stairs as they enter their later years.
Large kitchens that include enough space for several cooks, as well as space to socialize, are becoming more popular. The kitchen can truly be the hearth of the house in this type of design, and can even include an informal eating area.
The typical rod and shelf closet doesn’t allow much room for clothes, much less accessories or shoes. Larger closets offer not only more space for a larger wardrobe, but also for organizing systems to make getting dressed easy, and even a bit elegant.
Large screen televisions and home theater systems in comfortable rooms with limited traffic allow for the “movie night” experience at home, allowing families more time together. While this room is completely a luxury, it gives kids and teens a place to entertain and “chill” while safe at home.
Home office space
With the increase in work at home, or telecommuting jobs, a dedicated home office space makes a home more attractive to buyers.