10 Things American Dream Homes Have In Common
Courtesy of David Tsay, Elle Décor
Adapted from article authored by Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson
According to the Property Brothers (Jonathan and Drew), the following features are must-haves for home buyers. And no, granite countertops aren’t on the list!
1. Open Living Plan with Clear Sight Lines
According to the Property Brothers (Jonathan and Drew), compartmentalization is a thing of the past. “Ninety-nine percent of homeowners want open-concept living,” they say. “This is better for families keeping an eye on their kids, better when entertaining and even better for making rooms feel bigger.”
2. Ample Kitchen Counter Space
3. Separate Pantry
4. Kitchen Island
A kitchen island is a functional component of your kitchen, as well as a focal point. An island gives you more cabinets (on both sides), breakfast bar seating and additional counter space. Not to mention it also offers the opportunity to showcase kitchen design like two-tone cabinets.
5. Mega Storage Everywhere
Families have a LOT of stuff so you can never have enough storage. Think: organization systems in your closets, storage racks in the garage and even built-ins above and below your wall-mounted TV. Find creative ways to add storage without cramping your space.
6. Master Suite with Master Bath and Walk-In Closets
7. Deck or Patio for Outdoor Entertaining
A cost-effective way to add square footage to your home without doing an addition is by adding a deck or patio. Extend your indoor living outside. Many new brands of outdoor furniture and decor are so comfortable and stylish you would swear it was meant for indoor use.
8. Energy Efficient Fixtures and Appliances
“We all love saving a little money, and it’s even better when it’s helping the planet,” Jonathan and Drew say. Energy-efficient fixtures and appliances are definitely a way to save a little on monthly expenses, and a bonus is that conservative use helps the planet. We live in a technology age and energy-saving solutions for a home are more important to homeowners than ever before.
9. Two-Car (Minimum) Garage
A garage is not just for your car these days. Having the space to fit a car plus a bonus room is always a huge feature for buyers. Utilizing the extra square footage as a workshop, game room or even storage can add great value.
10. Low-Maintenance Landscaping
Most of us work long, hard days and the last thing we want to do on the weekend is yard maintenance. Make use of artificial grass, as well as minimal shedding trees and shrubs, to minimize your yard labor and maximize your time to relax.
If your current home is lacking these important features, perhaps it’s time to let us help you find a new home. We’re pros at helping our buyers find the perfect home with all the features important to them, in the area in which they wish to live, and at a price they can afford. Call us at 817.635.1141 to discuss your housing needs.