So, you’ve decided on a price range for your new home. You’ve looked at a few neighborhoods and are starting your house-hunting journey. As you explore your options, there are many different amenities to consider before you make that final home purchasing decision. Here are the top amenities home-buyers thought were worthwhile investments for their homes in 2015.
Storage Space + Upgraded Appliances
When it comes to the most wanted amenities for 2015, it’s all about storage and organization. According to a recent survey done by the National Association of Home Builders, “a walk-in closet in the master bedroom is the most requested amenity from home buyers in 2015.” House-hunters want bigger his-and-hers closets, with lots of space to organize. Coming in a close second is a laundry room with lots of natural light, built-in storage and upgraded appliances.
As energy costs rise, home buyers are looking for features that have both energy-saving and money-saving benefits. The most requested energy efficient amenities include energy-star rated and low-e windows, energy-star appliances, and programmable thermostats.
High Ceilings + Natural Light
Amenities that give the feeling of an open and spacious home are also in high demand. Most home-buyers request great rooms and high ceilings that help open up space on the first floor of their homes and bring in a lot of natural light. Also on the list is a large front porch area.
House-hunting can be very exciting, but also overwhelming at times. Whether you’re a veteran or a first-time homebuyer, make sure you decide on your list of must-have amenities and also on those you don’t have to have.
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