One man’s dream home is another man’s nightmare, and after years of renovating and selling homes, few know that more than Jonathan and Drew Scott.
The Property Brothers and authors of Dream Home — a new tome described as “the ultimate guide to finding and fixing your perfect house” — say they have determined the ten things homebuyers want most. Here are the first 5 things on their list:
1. An Open Living Plan With Clear Sight Lines
According to Jonathan and Drew, compartmentalization is a thing of the past. “[About] 99% of homeowners want open-concept living,” they say. “This is better for families keeping an eye on their kids, better when entertaining and even better for making rooms feel bigger.”
2. Ample Kitchen Counter Space
You can never have enough counter space in a kitchen. Whether it’s a breakfast bar for serving food or additional prep space for cooking, ample kitchen counters add huge value.
3. A Separate Pantry
Ask any cooks in the family and they’ll say a pantry is a kitchen must-have. Not only does it help you display all your dry foods without having to open multiple cabinets, but it’s also a hugely efficient use of space.
4. A Kitchen Island
You may feel a kitchen island is just for homeowners trying to look fancy, and you’re right, according to Jonathan and Drew. But it’s also a functional component of your kitchen. An island or peninsula can give you more cabinets (on both sides), breakfast bar seating and additional counter space. Not to mention it also offers the opportunity to showcase kitchen design like two-tone cabinets or a stone waterfall feature with your countertop
5. Mega Storage Everywhere
Families have a lot of stuff, so you can never have enough storage. Think organization systems in your closets, storage racks in the garage, and even built-ins above and below your wall-mounted TV. Find creative ways to add storage without cramping your space.
In our next post, we’ll explore even more attributes all dream homes have. In the meantime, get in touch with FA Design Build to discuss how to make your own home a dream home.