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The Most Desirable Features In A New Home

If you’re looking to sell your home, you’re undoubtedly hoping to get the highest possible return once the sale has been concluded. This may require some capital outlay to upgrade your house to cater to the modern homebuyer’s requirements. In this article, we’re going to discuss the most desirable features potential buyers will be looking for while searching for their new home.

Modern Kitchen

Many homebuyers cite a modern kitchen as one of their top three requirements when looking at potential properties. A kitchen upgrade is often costly, but the likelihood of making your money back upon the conclusion of the sale is extremely likely. Key points to consider for a kitchen revamp are:

  • Sufficient storage space
  • Modern, energy-efficient appliances
  • Moveable preparation space, such as a kitchen island
  • Streamlined, open-plan design
  • Natural light

Bathroom Bliss

Also ranking high up on homebuyers’ wishlists is a beautiful bathroom. While full bathrooms are certainly sought after, potential buyers will consider either a bath or shower if the bathroom is not outdated. As with the kitchen, a bathroom remodel can be expensive but the return on investment is almost always worthwhile.

Consider using natural tones, or stark white when redoing your bathroom; this will assist homebuyers in imagining the space as their own, in their preferred colour scheme. Also, hang or affix large mirrors to the walls to reflect natural light as this creates the illusion of the space being larger than it actually is.

Multifunctional Spaces

Recently homeowners have converted some areas in and around their homes into multifunctional spaces. The installation of log cabins in many gardens has not only become trendy, but it has also proved to increase the value of many properties. Speak to the estate agent that is dealing with your listing about what potential buyers are looking for in multifunctional spaces and stage your garden shed or summer house accordingly.


Many younger potential buyers, especially millennials, are aware of the effects of global warming and the impact human interference has on the longevity of natural resources. To make your home more attractive to such investors, we recommend that you make use of sustainable materials, such as bamboo or wood, in and around your home. Consider other ‘green’ solutions such as solar panels on your roof to save energy for heat and lighting. Dress your tables and beds with linens made from recycled cotton to increase the eco-friendly factor.

Temperate Climate within the Home

Nobody wants to be dripping with perspiration in their home in the summer, nor have their teeth chattering in the winter. An excellent way to ensure a temperate climate within your property is to install insulation in the ceiling. This is a cost-effective way to maintain a comfortable temperature in the house throughout the year. It will also reduce your carbon footprint as you will not be making excessive use of an air conditioning unit in the summer or a heater in the winter months.

Don’t forget to stay in touch with your estate agent; they will be able to offer advice on what current market trends dictate and guide you accordingly.

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