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Millennials. If there was a generation that could really benefit from real estate, it would be us, the selfie generation. So, it’s natural to focus on what this audience wants and cares about. While some young individuals are still naive about real estate investments, a lot of us are knowledgeable and interested at an early age. As more of us join in the rank of being a homeowner,our style and preference also impacts this generation’s home design. Let’s take a look on how millennials purchase and style their home.
Near Core City
Location is the most important factor to consider when buying a house. Millennials prefer a small property that is nearby a community, as it is important to live within close proximity to city resources which means that having a place nearby the core city is cost effective.
An Open, Multi-functional Floor Plan
Most millennial homeowners prefer to have large open spaces with limited boundaries. Since this generation loves to socialize and live casually, the interior layout that attracts them the most are less walls and partitions. Having a large kitchen is still a prerequisite but it should open unto other rooms for recreational activities.
Many of these young homeowners creates space that can double up as their home office since they are crazy busy and tend to work from home.
This generation is becoming more environment-conscious. Not only are millennials looking for renewable energy sources within their residential area, they also support the use of recyclable construction materials.
In most millennial homes you will find different bins for recycling, a set of wooden utensils and metal straws, sustainable and all natural furnishings that still maintains it’s elegance. However these young homeowners still crave natural light and air so expect that they will allot a space for a small garden.
Simple and Polished
We are all familiar with Marie Kondo’s phrase “Does it Spark Joy?” as she demonstrates that art of minimalism. This mindset is being adapted by Generation Y and they have applied this when styling their homes.
Millennials tend to gear towards functionality and keeping their space clutter-free and simple. Veering away from clutter and excess stuff grants them the benefit of realizing that the stuff they kept gives more value to their home and lives. Furnishings that offer more storage space and has multiple functionality are popular with them as it can help them make their space look more spacious.
Going minimalist does not mean that you have to sacrifice the aesthetics of your space but instead you get the opportunity to improve this modern interior and bring out its natural sophistication.
Spruced up Kitchen and Bathroom Aesthetics
What do millennials need in their kitchen? How does the kitchen design look if this generation is always on the go? Upon researching about these topics, here’s what we learned about millennial kitchen aesthetics.
Pop of Color
Gray is the most popular among the generation as it is easy to mix and match with this color as the base. This generation’s color palette definitely seeks the sleek and clean look in the kitchen while adding a pop of color in the accessories like the pots and pans or the small furnishing around the kitchen.
Natural Materials on Kitchen Pantry
Millennial homes are getting back to basic by using earthy tones, natural materials such as wood on their kitchen pantry doors. White cabinets still remains as a classic in every kitchen. One style to consider is the Scandanavian design which perfectly balances neutral colors, appears clutter free and exhibits a sleek wood design.
Millennials consider extra counter space as a precious commodity. Choosing the right counter top can be daunting as there are a lot of options like colors, textures and the type of materials ranging from natural stones, engineered ones, to wood composite. Picking a counter top still depends on how you use the space and the versatility of its function.
“Because millennials are always on the go, the best option for them would be the Cambria countertops because of its durability and fuss-free maintenance. This is what the industry would call a siltstone. They can be expensive but this is where you are also able to have many options and color choices for what your kitchen may look like. There is a high-gloss finish or a matted finish and unlike quartz, Cambria is non scratch, non porous and stain resistant which is what busy and on the go millennials are looking for.
This younger generation of homeowners wants to invest in materials that will stay relevant in a longer period of time. Millennials don’t have time to remodel their home so a reliable company like Premier Surface’s is a perfect match to their residential needs.
Premier Surfaces is one of the largest fabricator and installer of custom counter tops and surfaces. Good news is that they are not hard to find, with 17 locations in 10 states. Premier offers high quality materials including quartz, natural stone, engineered marble and more. Their 30-year legacy of craftsmanship truly makes them the prime choice for this job.
We, the Y generation, design our living space taking into consideration how we socialize and work, having the idea of a coffee shop concept ; we work and mingle with friends and family at the same time.