Despite evolving societies and technology, a home remains a place where one can dwell “under the tent of heaven.”
Many people have an idea of a “dream home” in their minds. The question is, is it practical? A house should suit present and future needs, have no functionality issues and make your life easier. A homeowner somehow is both an innovator and inventive. He (or she) must be a custodian of classical values and has a keen eye for proportion and style. He is certainly enough of a craftsman to ensure that quality remains the key when expressing the status and ideas necessary to his home. Also, he is adaptable and flexible to leave any doubts that he would be readily adapted to the computer age without compromising any integrity in design.
That is just for the homeowners. Must-have qualities are never the same from one homebuyer to the next. But the following list includes ten common requests.
10 Common Features of a “Perfect” House
Feature #1. A Single Level. Across all countries, many homebuyers are interested in a single-floor ranch home. This setup positions everything in streamlined maintenance and reach and can reduce accidents. Later, these homes have placed less stress on your HVAC system, better temperature regulation, and created an overall comfortable environment. Moving forward, single-level properties need fewer modifications as your lifestyle adjusts.
Feature #2. Taller Ceilings. Single-floor houses do not have to be any less impressive than multi-floor properties. nine-foot-tall ceilings create a more extensive experience than the standard eight. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) statistics, 65 percent of buyers seek out this feature, up 11 percent since 2004.
Feature #3. South-facing Windows. The general public wants to spend less on cooling and heating costs, and south-facing windows are an environmentally friendly way of doing so. This setup lets more sunlight in, which helps the home stay warm, especially with solar panels. The result lowers your heating bills throughout the summer and winter months, benefiting both house and garden plants.
Feature #4. Green Features. Stretching on south-facing windows, other energy-efficient features prove to be a significant draw. Aside from solar panels, “green” features should make the home as self-sufficient as possible so that you can ideally live independently from the grid.
Feature #5. Outdoor Living Areas. Whether a small deck or an entire patio, outdoor areas are considered top home improvements, providing the buyer a good return on investment. Having them already built is an asset, especially if you plan to entertain neighbors and guests throughout the warmer months.
Feature #6. Low Maintenance Exterior. No one wants to deal with loose shingles or rotting siding. Regardless of the climate, homebuyers so often seek out a low-maintenance exterior. Typically, such homes use fiber cement or vinyl siding. Both tend to keep up their appearance, even in harsh weather, and require less action on your part.
Feature #7. Walkability. More and more homeowners want to live in a community where they can freely exercise throughout the neighborhood and walk to the store. As such, areas with less traffic, sidewalks, and within a distance of a town center appeal to buyers. Especially those buyers who want to get around without always relying on a vehicle.
Feature #8. Security. Although you can install cameras and alarms, security systems are less valuable when you do not feel safe on your property. Depending on the homeowner, security can come down to:
How secluded is your home or neighborhood is.
It would be easy for someone to discreetly enter or break into your home.
How big the land is around the property. Smaller areas tend to feel more secure.
Neighborhood crime statistics. After obtaining this information online, review it for the types of incidents common to your area.
Feature #9. Privacy. While getting to know your neighbors, your home should not be positioned so that everyone on your block can take a look inside. Ideally, you get that level of privacy if your home is set back away from the sidewalk, on a down-slope, and surrounded by the right amount of land.
Feature #10. Once you have a place to put your car, you also need space to store other items, including seasonal maintenance tools and holiday decorations. Three-car garages can also deliver an easily accessible storage area for your extra belongings.
Whether you are looking for community living or energy-efficient home features, Phinesse Construction Group presents a range of properties with these desirable attributes. To learn more about them, give them a call today.