We’ve known for a number of years that many buyers are going for larger homes, so perhaps these top trends shouldn’t come as any real surprise.
CNN credits Mark Nash, author of Real Estate A-Z for Buying and Selling a Home who gathered this information in a recent survey that involved 923 real estate brokers, agents, and industry experts who were interviewed.
Here’s what Mr. Nash sees coming:
- Upscale garages – “Today’s owners want their garages decked out with cabinet and storage systems, matching refrigerators, air conditioning and residential looking flooring.”
- Personal Space – Nash calls it “caving” but the bottom line is personal space where people can find a little privacy to work or relax.
- Rejuvenation rooms – Spaces set up for exercise, meditation, yoga, saunas and steam showers.
- Heated patios – Expanding your living space to outdoor areas makes sense and there’s nothing like an outdoor fireplace or a natural gas heater to add a few weeks to both ends of the season.
- Snoring rooms – A “snoring room” is simply an additional bedroom off of the master bedroom.
My wife asked me what a snoring room is and I described at as a comfortable room which she could use to escape my snoring. She said she thought it is more likely to become a comfortable room that I could use to escape her elbows.
Topping the list of features that we can expect to see less of? Spiral staircases, bamboo, and laminate flooring.
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