If you're thinking about buying a home in the near future, you may be overwhelmed by the choices available, or uncertain about how to narrow down your list of "wants" into "must haves." With that in mind, it can sometimes be a good idea to understand what other buyers are generally looking for these days, so you can decide whether those features are something you're interested in, or let your personal tastes guide you in a different direction.
The following are some of the most popular features in new homes across Australia today:
A spacious kitchen
Believe it or not, the kitchen is the one room in the home where people tend to spend more of their waking hours than any other – so comfort is at a premium, Home Beautiful noted. Having more room for seating, cooking, moving around and otherwise just hanging out is usually a good idea, and the kind of thing you might need to take more seriously than you initially thought.
Storage space everywhere
These days, everyone seems to have a lot of stuff, and it all has to go somewhere. For that reason, you might want to consider homes that have more shelving, closets, cabinets and otherwise discreet areas where you can stash your collection of board games, seasonal clothes and more. The good news is that even if the home itself doesn't come with this kind of flexibility, more furniture is being designed with hidden storage is mind today.
Back to nature
Another increasingly popular feature many newly built homes feature are sustainably sourced building materials and design elements, so that homeowners can feel good about the impact their property has had on the environment. This might not be a consideration for everyone, but it's a major selling point for those who are a little more eco-conscious.
Whether you have a family with some young kids, a dog that needs a little room to run around or just like entertaining family and friends, a comfortable backyard is often a make-or-break feature for homebuyers, according to Realestate.com.au. Even if you don't think you necessarily need one, it's often a good idea to give yourself some flexibility on this front in case you change your mind later.
Today, many Australians prefer living life on a single floor, rather than having to go up and down stairs multiple times per day. This may be a particularly good idea for families with young kids, so that it's always just a bit easier to figure out where everyone is.
Plenty of natural light
There are a lot of reasons why natural light is good to have in the home, and no matter which one you prefer most, it's probably important to make sure you have plenty of big windows that soak up a lot of sun over the course of a day, Realestate.com.au added. Whether you want your plants to flourish, give your cat someplace to lie around all day or just want to get a little more Vitamin D, this might be one feature you can't do without.
In recent years, one of the home features that has surged to the top of shoppers' most-wanted lists is solar panels or other additions that make a home more sustainable. Not only are they more energy-efficient, they also help homeowners save money on their power bills.
Of course, these are the kinds of features people are looking for in general, and whether all, some or any are true of what you're looking for, in particular, the experts at Ray White Surfers Paradise are here to help. We can help you find the right home at the right price, and ensure you come out of the process fully satisfied with your purchase. Get in touch with us today to learn more about what we can do for you.