May 24, 2016

A Look at the Hottest New Home Amenities

A home is more than four walls and a roof. It's a place we long to be when we're away; a place that makes us feel relaxed and at ease. A home is full of memories and happiness, and the right amenities can make us feel rich and pampered. The best amenities give us an emotional connection to our home while also providing an easier way to live.

What are the hottest new home amenities residential home builders are including to attract potential buyers today?

Big Closets

Huge closets, specifically walk-in closets in the master bedroom, are the single most requested amenity for homebuyers. In fact, buyers are even willing to sacrifice other amenities in the home if they can have separate his and hers walk-in closets. The bigger, the better. Add in seating and mirrors, and you have a beautiful dressing room fit for royalty.

An Open Floor Plan

Open floor plans make the home feel bigger while providing convenient mobility throughout the house. Homebuyers like the luxurious feel of open space and are increasingly looking for homes with open floor plans or homes that can be easily remodeled into open floor plans.

Laundry Rooms that Function Well

Homebuyers want convenience. They want amenities that make their lives easier. Laundry rooms that include things like built-in ironing boards, plenty of cabinet space, folding stations, and upgraded appliances are a huge draw. Throw in a cheery skylight to make the room a pleasant place to be, and homebuyers will swoon.

Energy Efficiency

Many home buyers these days want to save money on utilities while also helping the environment. Energy efficient homes help us meet both of those goals, while making homes a lot more comfortable as well. Programmable thermostats, Energy Star appliances, and energy efficient windows are all huge draws.

Wireless Technology

Locking your front doors (from the couch!) with the touch of a button. Adjusting your home's temperature from your phone. Setting your alarm system while you're on vacation. These technological conveniences are desired by many home buyers, and new home builders are increasingly including installation of wireless home automation devices.

Great Rooms

Homebuyers, especially those with families, are gravitating towards homes with big open great rooms where family and guests can gather together comfortably.

Taller Ceilings

Homebuyers prefer 10 foot ceilings on the main level, as opposed to standard 8 foot ceilings. The taller ceilings open up the space, which is desirable in the great room, dining room, kitchen, and other shared spaces.

A Spa-Like Master Bathroom

Pampered at home? Sounds lovely. Many homebuyers are drawn to homes with large master bathrooms that provide space and luxury for pampering. Walk-in showers with benches, soaker tubs, and luxurious stone materials make you feel like you're staying at the world's best spa and resort even when you're in the comfort of your own home.

Kitchen Space and Storage

Open kitchens with islands are great gathering places. Walk-in pantries and plenty of storage are desirable to homebuyers. Adding touches like warming drawers and wine fridges is the icing on the cake.

Theater Rooms

Watching a movie on the big screen, reclining in a comfy leather chair, and sipping from a soda that rests in your cup holder? You don't have to go to the movies to get this experience. Theater rooms with cushy, comfortable seating are a desirable amenity for people who like to entertain or just lounge around.

New Home Builders Meeting Demand

More and more people want to be spoiled at home. The right amenities make that possible and new home builders are taking note and meeting the demand.

If you're dreaming of a new home with all your favorite amenities, let Princeton Classic Homes help make your dreams a reality with a beautiful new home in the Houston area. Contact Princeton today to find out more!