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Popular Design Features for Homes

Comfort and Convenience Design Features for Homes

In today’s competitive real estate market, when trying to sell a house, you want to understand what design features for homes buyers are looking for and effectively market those traits.  I read an informative article from discussing the most popular design features that most potential buyers are looking for.  So if you are remodeling a home, flipping a house, or building new construction, you may want to keep these popular design features for homes in mind…

Popular Design Features for Homes

• Open floor plan

• Large kitchen with center island, breakfast area, walk-in pantry and ample storage

• Conveniently located half bathroom(s)

• Formal dining room

• Home office

• Family room with built-in cabinets

• Master suite on the main level

• Master bathroom with dual sinks, separate shower enclosure, large bathtub, exhaust fan, linen storage

• Guest suite

• Laundry room with a work sink and storage

• Mud room with storage

• Hardwood floors with an extended life, low-maintenance finish

• High quality, energy efficient doors and windows with screens

• Ergonomic door handles and faucets

• Closet and drawer organizers

• Ceiling fans with remote control

• Double garage with storage

• Patio or deck with motorized, retractable awning

• Built-in outdoor barbeque or fireplace

• Swimming pool or hot tub

Systems and Appliances

• Fully integrated, networked electrical systems with remote operation feature

• State of the art kitchen appliances

• Steam shower, Jacuzzi-type tub

• High speed internet capability

• Security system

• Tankless hot water heater with recirculating pump

• Whole house generator

• Automated irrigation system for the lawn and garden

Materials for an Easy Transition

• Manuals for appliances, systems and components of the house

• Names of tradespeople who have worked on the house, such as the plumber, electrician and lawn service

• Neighbors’ names and contact information

• Paint colors used in each room, and where purchased

• Detailed maps for the area, brochures about local attractions

• List of your favorite local businesses and resources

When building or flipping a house, understanding the fdesign features for homes that your buyers want and customizing appropriately will go a long ways towards helping you sell the property!