7 Most Popular New-Home Amenities in 2015

Posted: Jun 22, 2015 by ecoREsource Properties

What are the top amenities 2015 homebuyers want in their new home? If you’re like most people searching for a home in Montana, you want your new home to have these key elements:

1.Master Room Walk-In Closet — Large, his-and-hers walk-in closets are a top priority for home shoppers in the current market. They also want ample storage space in bathrooms and in the laundry room.

2.Luxurious Laundry Room — Buyers are wanting more than just a place to stick their washer and dryer; they want a space that is pleasant to spend time in. They want lots of light with windows and/or a sky light. They want upgrades like a built-in ironing board, a sink, space for folding clothes, storage and high-end appliances.

3.Energy Efficient Appliances and Products — Many homebuyers are interested in purchasing a home with energy-efficient appliances and building products. Low-E windows, energy star appliances, and programmable thermostats are all in high demand among current Montana buyers.

4.Open Concept Great Room — Large open spaces that usually merge kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms are very popular with today’s home buyer; they want a large, bright space where they can entertain friends and family. Many want these spaces to have ceilings that are at least nine feet high.

5.Large Upgraded Kitchen — Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a gas range, and a large, central island are among the top kitchen must-haves for today’s homebuyer.

6.Two Car “Plus” Garage — It’s important for most Montana buyers to have at least a two-car garage. Montanans tend to participate in many outdoor activities that require lots of equipment and “toys” (fishing, hunting, skiing, camping, biking, boating), and they need a safe place to store these items.

7.Outdoor Space — Today’s buyer wants an outdoor space where they can entertain friends and family. They want a place to put a barbeque, and a table and chairs. Whether it’s a front porch or a back deck, home buyers in Montana want a covered area that protects them from the elements.

Homebuyers in 2015 want ample organization and storage options, energy efficiency, and living spaces designed for greater interaction and entertaining. What amenities are important to you in a new home?