Must Have Home Upgrades For Millennials

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As today’s Millennials leave college, they are ready to hit the next step in their lives. For most, the next plan in the game is their own space. This may be an apartment, a loft or a starter home of their own. Those who are looking to market to this generation should keep in mind that certain upgrades help them stand out to this segment of the market. Like other demographics, they like things that make their lives easier, safer and better, They also places and objects that make it easy for the pursue hobbies and express their personalities. Marketers who can meet people where they are and understand their concerns are likely to have no trouble capturing this segment of the market.

Appliances That Wow

Outdated appliances just won’t cut it anymore. This generation knows exactly what their appliances can do and they want to take full advantage of it. They see each button on the washer and they know what it does. Today’s generation is also aware of the need to go green and stay green. They look for appliances that are not only capable of doing many things but also use less energy to get the job done. Energy Star appliances are at the top of their list.

Updated Security

Another important thing that many Millennials want is a feeling of safety. They want to assured of always feel comfortable no matter where they are. This is particularly true at home. Today’s Millennials are aware that is possible to find security systems that allow them to have the security they want. A DIY home security plan makes it easier than ever to create a feeling of safety. This kind of system means that anyone can choose exactly how they want it done and when they want it done.

A Home Office

Work is changing. No longer is it the nine to five, come to a specific grind and then punch out and head home plan. Instead, work places and work times have become increasingly flexible and increasingly portable. Millennials want a home that can offer them dedicated, quiet spaces where they can concentrate on work in a friendly environment. They love having a home office away from the noise of the rest of the house. A separate door with a separate entryway if possible is ideal. They also look for a home office with updated electrical wiring and central air.

The Man Cave

Today’s men look for their own spaces. This is where they can hang out and watch the Superbowl or invite friends over for a beer on a hot day. The man cave is a guy’s only space. Man caves can be a simple corner in one room or they can include much of the basement. The goal is to have a private space where the male Millennial can feel at ease with his buddies.

A Fabulous Kitchen

The kitchen is as much the heart of the home as ever before. Buyers and renters today want a kitchen that lets them cook more easily. They want a kitchen that wows them from every single angle. Many of this generation’s buyers have grown up in homes that have such updated kitchens. When they move on, they want the same convenience they knew at home. They also want a kitchen that is truly beautiful. Today’s Millennials are attracted to kitchens that offer upgraded details. They are looking for spaces that include built-in microwaves, wine coolers, breakfast bars, colorful back splashes and plenty of storage space to keep things on hand when they are entertaining guests or just cooking a fast lunch.

Millennials are coming of age in an era when technology and beauty are possible at the same time. They know what they want and they appreciate it when they see it. Understanding their expectations is the best way to appeal to today’s newest generation of homeowners.

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