As Millennials start to hit their thirties, they are beginning to buy their first home. As a result, people who are selling apartments and houses are trying to cater to them by keeping in mind their preferences in terms of the design and features these homes offer.
If you are building or renovating a house or apartment, factor in the following to attract potential Millennials.
Add tech elements:
This tech-savvy generation is attracted to ‘smart homes’ that are also energy-efficient. Therefore, solar panels, intelligent lights, smart faucets and security alarm systems appeal to them.
Open layouts with splashes of colour:
Homes with open layouts, fewer partitions and walls, plenty of light (due to large windows and skylights) are popular among Millennials. Sunken lounges(‘flexi-spaces’),
patios, terraces, compact bathrooms and kitchens are also worth incorporating. Opt for bright cabinets and sinks as well as artistic installations and sculptures.
Consider eye-catching accent walls (elaborate wallpapers for a single wall are worth considering) and easy to maintain wall tiles that lend a ‘rustic ‘feel to a space (such as those made of clay).
Millennials are very concerned about sustainability and the environment and therefore houses built with eco-friendly construction materials (insulated or aerated concrete blocks) will find favour among them.
So will ‘green’ elements such as garden elements, wall separators or indoor plants. As for flooring options, wooden floors and large terracotta tiles which are easy to maintain and have an ‘earthy’ feel are preferred.
By Uzma Khateeb Nawaz