From good insulation to lavish walk-in wardrobes, new data unveils the nation’s non-negotiables when it comes to their forever homes…
When picturing an ideal home, most people’s minds conjure up unrealistic images of plush furnishings, wine cellars, and heated indoor swimming pools. But, beyond these lavish fantasies, lie the true non-negotiables that individuals across the nation seek in their own homes. Insight that may prove especially useful for those looking to sell their home.
A nationwide survey* from St. Modwen Homes, the national and award-winning housebuilder, has revealed what buyers are looking for in 2023 when searching for a home, and what their absolute deal-breakers are – shedding light on what truly matters in the realm of homebuying.
So, what elements make your home irresistible to the general public, and what do they loathe? St. Modwen Homes reveals all…
Unsurprisingly, energy efficient new homes are currently one of the nation’s most desirable home traits. With energy costs higher than ever, and households becoming more and more conscious of their environmental impact, it’s no wonder that a whopping 60% of respondents expressed a strong preference for homes with good insulation.
Solar panels are also highly valued, capturing the interest of 37% of those surveyed, while 35% noted that a state-of-the-art boiler to keep their homes warm during the winter was non-negotiable. Smart technology isn’t off the cards either – smart heating and lighting systems have charmed 34% of homeowners, offering both sustainability and savings.
A surprising yet sensible inclusion on the list of Brit’s must-haves is a hot water tap – preferred by 42% of those surveyed – eliminating the need for energy-draining appliances such as kettles and hobs.