Home buyers across the country are achieving the dream of homeownership for the first time, and like the rest of us, they want to make the most out of their investment. As buyers narrow down their options and hunt for their dream home, we’ve noticed some must-have features that will make you want to say out with the old and in with the new.
We all know that if you’re looking for a home, things like price, square footage and the right number of bedrooms is a must, but what else?
When you skim through the description of a home, what’s the first thing you notice? Is it the details? The location? Some find the home features list to be the most interesting part for a home buyer. You want to move somewhere that has all the features of a one-of-a-kind home, where all the upgrades are done for you and it feels like home instantly.
Top Features Home Buyers Look For
Stress no more! We’ve done the work for you by tracking down all of those desired features and compiling them in one place. This means that all you have to do is mark your calendar for the move-in date.
Some of these features include:
Smart Home Devices
You’re having a dinner party with your new neighbors, and you notice it begin to get hot in your home. You pull out your phone and adjust the temperature all while remaining in your seat. Your neighbor notices and has a pleasantly impressed look on their face, and boom…instant first impression success!
As technology continues to improve, smart home features have become more affordable and accurate than ever before. This is probably why a recent survey shows a significant increase in smart home devices, particularly devices used for home security, temperature control, safety and lighting.1
It’s All About Functionality
Open floor plans, multi-use rooms and first-floor master bedroom suites, these are all features of homes with great functionality.
Home buyers everywhere are making the push for homes with higher functional purposes.2 For example, with an open floor plan you have all the functionality of free flowing space while allowing for easy entertaining and plenty of natural light to flow through. When you choose a Clayton Built® home, the ability to access functional housing has never been easier.
Top Kitchen Features
The kitchen is the heart of a home, and with the cost reaching nearly $22,000 to complete the average kitchen remodel3 (Do you hear that? It’s the sound of a very sad wallet.), buying a home that already has all your favorite kitchen features can be a time saver and a money saver.
Some top kitchen upgrade options home buyers look for in a home include:
- Storage, storage…and more storage
- A larger than life kitchen island
- Wine coolers
- A breakfast nook
- Stainless steel appliances
- Of course, a gorgeous farmhouse style sink
- Modern kitchen features
These stylish and efficient kitchen features not only help to show off your beautiful kitchen, but they can also help to keep things organized and clutter-free.
Must-Have Bathroom Features
Oh, the bathroom. This is the room you go to for relaxation after a long hectic day or the place you go when you're in a hurry to get out the door. Because of this, your bathroom needs to be efficient, while still having the newest must-have features.
So, let’s talk about them:
- Custom walk-in showers
- Free-standing soaker tubs
- Timeless design and style
- Double vanities (to make getting ready one less thing to bicker about!)
- Plenty of storage
All of these features create timeless functionality that keeps your bathroom looking stylish. Because let's be honest, who has time to update their bathroom every year? Not us!
Other Top Features for Home Buyers on the Hunt
While everyone has a checklist of things they want in bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens, we can’t forget about those dreamy features you’ve always wanted in a home! We’ve got you covered here, too:
- Quality flooring (hardwood, tile, carpet, you name it!)
- A laundry room on the main floor
- Pet features
- Walk-in closets
- Energy efficient appliances
- Porches and patios
You may be thinking that you’re never going to find a home with all these features that make you say “oh-la-la!” at an affordable price. But, you’re in luck! That’s just another area where we’ve got you taken care of. From fireplaces, to soaker tubs, to functional spaces, a Clayton Built® home can give you all of these options and more.
So, I guess my last question is, if you could get all the features you want in an affordable, quality-built home, wouldn’t you? Well, friends, you can! Shop Prefabulous® today.
- Snow, Athena. "Coldwell Banker Real Estate Survey Finds the Technology of Tomorrow Helps Many Smart Homes Sell Faster Today." Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. March 11, 2015. Accessed February 13, 2018. https://www.coldwellbanker.com/blog/smarthomes/.
- Tomasulo, Katy. “The 50 Features Homebuyers Want Most.” Professional Builder. January 15, 2016. Accessed February 13, 2018. https://www.probuilder.com/50-features-homebuyers-want-most.
- “How Much Does It Cost To Remodel a Kitchen?” HomeAdvisor. 2016. Accessed February 13, 2018. https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/kitchens/remodel-a-kitchen/.