Top five features homebuyers are looking for in 2022
For 30 years, HHHunt has been at the forefront of building new homes in Richmond, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, and Raleigh. We’ve become experts on what homebuyers look for when purchasing a new construction home. That is why we want to share the top five features homebuyers are looking for in 2022.
The pandemic completely changed how we live, and this is especially true with new home construction. Homebuyers want to maximize their indoor and outdoor spaces as much as possible so they can entertain family and friends freely. This includes outdoor lighting fixtures, hardscaped surfaces, outdoor ceiling fans, and outdoor firepits or fireplaces. For example, in our River Highlands community in Suffolk, Virginia, we offer first-floor living opportunities with outdoor features, including outdoor firepits, spacious patios and more!
Outdoor Activities and Amenities
Homebuyers are putting a lot of emphasis on the importance of outdoor activities and amenities as seen in this article. Homebuyers in Virginia and North Carolina want to spend time outside enjoying amenities such as pools and walking trails, which is why all our master-planned communities feature a variety of outdoor amenities. River Mill in Glen Allen, Virginia, offers miles of walking and nature trails along the Chickahominy River - a perfect spot for bird watching. At Mosaic at West Creek, homeowners enjoy our spacious bark park. Soon, they will have access to The Connexion featuring outdoor entertaining areas and multi-use courts for tennis or pickleball.
Separate Laundry Rooms
According to National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a top design trend and requested feature in 2022 is separate laundry rooms. Laundry rooms are no longer a small closet space. They are multi-purpose rooms with pet washing stations or storage. One of the newest laundry room trends is locating them on the second floor of a home, like in our Glenwood home plan at Rutland Grove. This placement provides easy access to the bedrooms, so you won’t worry about hauling laundry up and down the stairs.
As fuel prices increase, homebuyers are more sensitive to energy efficiency. All our new construction homes are more energy-efficient and require less maintenance – two essential factors to consider when buying a home. Having little maintenance and upkeep is important for today’s home buyers who don’t have to worry about home improvements or repair bills. With the work already done for you, you’ll have more time to enjoy the best things in life.
Updated Kitchens with Stainless Steel Appliances
According to UpNest, one of the top features that today’s homebuyers are looking for is updated kitchens with stainless steel appliances. We design our kitchens with quality granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, pantries, plenty of storage space, and large islands. For example, our kitchen in the York plan of our Quarterpath at Williamsburg condos features a spacious island perfect for seating and entertaining.
At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters, and we are committed to providing homebuyers with the amenities and features they are looking for in a new home and new home community. Visit us today to learn more!
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