When it comes to houses, we all have things we like. For some people, it’s a big garden and plenty of space for keeping animals. For others, it’s one of those wine cellars bored into the kitchen floor.
But it turns out that certain features are more popular than others. In this post, we take a look at the additions that homeowners are craving the most in 2020.
According to data from real estate companies, more than 87 percent of buyers want their new home to feature a patio. The reasons for this differ, but it mostly comes down to the desire for outdoor living space. Homeowners want to be able to entertain their guests in the garden in the spring and summer. And they don’t want to have to host their parties on muddy grass – only solid brickwork will do.
Ceiling fans are usually just an afterthought. But if you take a look at today’s market, they play an important role in deciding comfort levels in an interior.
Ceiling fans aren’t actually that cheap, with prices ranging into thousands of pounds for some varieties. However, they are very beneficial during the warmer months of the year, especially when used in conjunction with an air conditioning system.
Traditionally, most homes didn’t feature HVAC. But given the sweltering summers we’ve had recently, the market is changing. People are beginning to realise that their families need systems that both heat them in the winter and cool them in the summer. At the moment, most climate control is lopsided.
Garage Storage Space
When people commission builders to construct new homes for them, many are asking for additional garage space to store all their stuff. Families especially need lots of room to keep bicycles, toys and other items that otherwise clutter up the house.
Garage space, though, is at a premium. Architects designed most properties with garages that had just enough room to fit a vehicle – no more. And that means that the actual area available is much smaller than it otherwise might be.
The appeal of exterior lighting is obvious: it deters criminals, and it makes your property appear more attractive. Today, it’s pretty cheap too. Thanks to LED technology, the cost of running systems is considerably lower than it was in the past. Plus, new mounting mechanisms are taking the work out of the process, leading to vastly lower labour costs.
You can place exterior lighting wherever you like. Some homeowners use it to illuminate their windows and doors, making them appear more attractive at dusk and dawn. Others are using them to light outdoor spaces. Just try to place lights away from bedroom windows as this can affect how you sleep.
The walk-in pantry has been on people’s wish list for some time. It makes storing and finding ingredients infinitely easier than keeping everything in cupboards and drawers. Plus, you can store more food at eye-level, making it easier to grab when you are cooking a meal.