18 May Post Covid Buyer Wish List
Homebuyers are attracted by a dedicated office space for home working often giving a new lease of life to the neglected spare room, or a new garden office.
Not everyone wants a hot tub or a pool, but room for some little luxuries is proving popular.
With more millennials and room needed for housing elderly family members, the hunt is on for adaptable properties and those with space to extend.
During lockdown many people have been glued to MasterChef or the wide selection of cooking programmes available and have used extra time at home to brush up on their cooking skills or even learned from scratch. Now the demand for better-equipped and more spacious kitchens is higher than ever.
Open Plan Kitchen / Dining / Family Rooms are also very popular for families, as that can watch their children play or do their homework whilst preparing the meals and they are also great for entertaining friends and family.
Lots of us have discovered gardening during the lockdown, while others want room to play and exercise. More people than ever are seeking good outside space following the strict social distancing rules. (Especially the buyers moving out of London apartments.)
Being just outside of the M25 and closer to open countryside, yet offering a little more space, slightly lower prices and easy commutes, many buyers are moving out from London and the bigger towns.
Zoom fitness classes and networked exercise machines mean areas for wellness are a top priority.
Pet adoptions increased in 2020. Many homebuyers are looking for pet-friendly features. Most are thinking about cats and dogs, but some are thinking about horses.
Increased cooking expertise and a desire to spend more time with family and friends has meant a stronger focus on larger dining spaces.
A home with the patina of age is important to many, but to others a new start often means a brand new home where a clean slate and customised fittings can help to begin things afresh.