The Ultimate Home Feature Most Wanted List: Owner Must-Haves For 2017

“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s ox.” But even so, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have an ox, or anything else nice in your home for that matter.

As 2017 approaches, it’s clear that tastes are again changing in Britain. People are looking for ways to snazz up their homes. And they’re not afraid to splash out to do it. Here we’re going to have a rundown of the today’s home feature most wanted list. What is it exactly that today’s homeowners are after? Let’s take a look.

Double Car Garage – No, Make That Triple Car Garage

With the modern family buying more and more cars, double garages are becoming a must-have. You’d be hard pressed to find a charming modern home without one of these. Families need extra space for bigger vehicles, more expensive vehicles and more vehicles. With more and more young people driving, double garages are becoming essential. In fact, double garages might not be enough anymore to contain the modern family. These days, we need triple garages in order to make our homes practical.

Homes That Are Green

The Home Energy Rating System is a tool used to define how green a home is. In 2017, the green homes will be the ones shooting to the top of our most wanted lists. Why? Well, there’s a number of reasons. For one, the average green home is 30 percent more energy efficient, according to the US Department of Energy. Second, people love homes with green credentials. Everybody wants to go green these days because they see it as the right thing to do. And third, going green is at the cutting edge of technology. Things like LEDs and solar panels are cool and relatively new in the consumer space.

Sexy Kitchens

Owners see their kitchen as the most important rooms in their homes. Going into 2017, we’re going to see a renewed focus on kitchens. A Belfast sink paired with a modern counter will become a must-have. Great cabinet designs, lighting and appliances with state of the art features will become the norm. The kitchen is going to undergo a transformation the likes of which we haven’t seen for many years.

Perhaps the biggest change will be the fact that more people will be able to “talk” to their kitchens while they are away from the house. They’ll be able to preheat the oven from their connected devices. And they’ll be able to use things like Amazon Echo to play their favourite music while they eat breakfast, all from voice instructions.

Outdoor Living Areas

There’s been an explosion in the number of homes with outdoor living spaces this year. We’ve seen it all, from simple lounge areas to fully fledged outdoor kitchens. According to Design Driver Survey, 31.4 percent of new home buyers now want some kind of outdoor living space.

It’s all been made much easier by the fact that many companies are now offering comprehensive installation packages. It’s a lot like going to the local DIY store and picking up a new kitchen or bathroom.

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