I've been reading an article today on Rightmove after running a survey to find 'The Nation's Dream Home'. 🏡
It got me wondering, as most of you work on customers' houses day in day out, creating the 'dream home' so I'm conscious to hear if you feel the same...!
'Forget the fanciful notions of walk-in wardrobes, bespoke at-home gyms or luxurious swimming pools, the convenience of a utility room and a home office are far more important to most people.'
In fact, they reveal 'the nation’s dream home is a four-bedroom detached property in a coastal village, with two living rooms, two bathrooms, a garden, garage, utility room and an office.'
Personally, I'd be happy with one of each, but I guess this is still for the 'dream home', in that case, il take the walk-in wardrobe and a garden spa and bar thank you! 🥂🍻 👙 👠
One of the big impacts on the housing market during the pandemic has been the jump in the number of people buying a detached home with a garden. Rightmove has seen a record number of people searching for homes with gardens this year.
A home set among a small, friendly community is sought after, living in a detached property, so as not to have the neighbours too close. A cottage comes in second, fitting with the idyll of a cosy cottage by the sea.
The rise of working from home comes through especially in the younger age groups, with those aged 18-34 saying a home office is their number one priority for an extra room. The conservatory doesn’t start to appear as a must-have until we reach the 65+ age group, who would also choose a bungalow over a large house.
The youngest age group of 18-24 would really like a dining room, likely to have more room to entertain friends. A third bathroom, maybe for growing families, emerges in the 25-44 age group.
What are your top 3 dream home must-haves?