Though most individuals choose to build a custom home as their permanent living space, it is never a bad idea to include some desirable features that can maximize your potential selling value. Certain features can be included in your custom home to maximize comfort while making it desirable for potential buyers in the future. As leading providers of custom homes that can fit any lifestyle, Alderidge Construction understands what it takes to create a desirable living space. That is why we have compiled a list of home features that buyers want most to help owners maximize the value of their custom home.
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5 Desirable Features to Include in Your Custom Home
The following list details some of the features that buyers want most when looking at purchasing a home:
1. A Dedicated Laundry Room
Though they are often overlooked and underappreciated, a sizable laundry room is highly desirable for buyers of all ages. This is especially true for laundry rooms that are located on the same level as the master bedroom as this makes laundry a much easier task. A dedicated laundry room is considered a must-have feature by most buyers, so it is worth having one built in your custom home.
2. Efficient Technology
Energy-efficient lighting systems and appliances deliver a consistently high level of performance while reducing your energy costs and environmental impact. Energy Star appliances and LED lights are highly desirable for buyers as they will save them money over time. In addition to efficient technology, it is worth installing smart thermostats, switches, and locks as these can enhance livability and make a strong impression on buyers.
3. An Open Floor Plan
Open floor plans provide a modern feel, unobstructed visibility, and enhanced flexibility for your space. Fewer walls can create the feeling of additional space, even if the amount of square footage is nearly identical. Open floor plans are almost always more desirable than conventional floor plans as they can suit nearly any lifestyle or family size.
4. Modern Design Elements
Aesthetics are undeniably important for any home. This is especially true for high-use areas like kitchens, living rooms, and bathrooms. The materials used for flooring, backsplashes, and fixtures can drastically increase the appeal of your home and make it more desirable.
5. A Large Garage with Storage Space
A large two-car garage has been cited as one of the most desirable features of modern homes. Even if a buyer only has one vehicle, the additional space can be used for storage, keeping clutter out of the home. Garages provide valuable space for tools, seasonal decorations, and other items that are not needed at all times of the year, making them a highly sought-after feature.