Simplicity and technology – Smaller, well-designed spaces that are efficient with open floorplans are popular. Add in smart home technology and you have instant appeal to Millennial buyers. This includes home automation such as lighting, whole house audio systems, state-of-the-art electronics and wiring components, security features and “smart” thermostat controls. “C by GE,” a smart LED bulb, uses Bluetooth to communicate with your smartphone so you can personalize settings throughout the day. Designed to sync with the body’s circadian rhythm, you’re able to change from energizing white light during the day to a relaxing orange glow in the evening.
Clean aesthetics – Luxury vinyl flooring and tiles larger than 12×12 are an emerging trend. Wall tile will also be larger. The aesthetics are clean and appealing and the larger tiles, with less grout, are easier to clean. Matte finishes will slowly replace stainless steel in the next few years. Matte finishes are sleeker, hide fingerprints, smudges and dirt, and are also easier to clean.
Enhanced health with clean designs – Think about fabrics that don’t hold dust, durable Quartz stone countertops with antibacterial properties and mudrooms with lockers where everyone stores their things.
Lower pile carpet and rugs – Shag and plush is out; emerging are patterned carpets and cut and loop. They contrast with the cleaner elements.
Luxury home amenities – Inside spaces transition seamlessly to outside spaces and include high-end amenities such as fireplaces and outdoor showers.
Millennials and GenXers will make up a large segment of the buying population and the first three items are very important to them. Just some ideas from us to you.