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What Millennial home buyers really want – it’s more modest than you think


Sep 6, 2019 #property

Arlo & Jacob have surveyed millennials to find out what their dream home would look like and, while some of their sought after features may not be easy or cheap to add to a home about to hit the market, many of their top selling-points are surprisingly simple to incorporate when getting ready to sell. 

Here’s an overview of the things that millennials say add the most appeal:


44% want a kitchen island

40% want smart appliances

32% want a coffee machine

30% want a white kitchen

30% want an open plan kitchen/diner

30% want patio doors

25% want a pantry

So if you’re selling a home with an open plan kitchen complete with patio doors and an island, great! If not, don’t panic because a pot of white paint, a coffee machine and some smart appliances could add just as much appeal.


52% want an ensuite

50% want a walk-in wardrobe

27% want a white bedroom

25% want a grey bedroom

24% want a feature wall

23% want throw pillows

21% want a four-poster bed

Ensuites and walk-in wardrobes have become a popular luxury but if the home you’re selling doesn’t accommodate these, opt for a clean white or grey colour scheme with a well chosen feature wall. Add some throw pillows and consider bringing in a four-poster bed for a luxury feel and you’ll be ticking even more millennial boxes on a much smaller budget.

Living room:

50% want a smart TV

42% want a corner sofa

36% want an open fire

30% want a luxury rug

30% want a white living room

30% want folding doors onto the patio

27% want a grey living room

Patio doors and open fires are expensive to install and aren’t always feasible with every house layout so if you’re looking to add as much millennial appeal to your living room as possible, focus on creating a social atmosphere by bringing in a corner sofa and smart TV. Top it off with white walls and a luxury rug for a touch of added chic and you’ll have ticked off the most important millennial must-haves.

By Nicci

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