The 6 Hottest New Home Amenities in 2016

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2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for next home construction. With a strong economy coupled with higher disposable income for new home upgrades and a growing demand for new home construction in general, we are seeing some exciting trends in new home amenities in 2016.

Here is a look at six hot new home amenities in 2016 to consider when building your new home!

1. A Kitchen Worth Cooking In

Forget about a small island, microwave, and barely enough counter space to make a sandwich on. The newest designs for kitchens don’t just feature open space, but a lot of new technologies and storage options. You can’t call it a luxurious kitchen anymore if it doesn’t include a wine cellar, warming drawers, and a chef-style oven or two. Many new homes in 2016 also feature not one but two kitchen islands to prepare meals with ease and entertain to your heart’s delight.

2. Technology that Keeps Up

Let’s admit it. Most of us are constantly glued to our smartphones as it is these days. So why not use that phone to control certain features in our homes? Security systems are now being installed in new home builds and include features that are easily accessible on a smartphone. You can now open an app and lock your front door, turn off lights, and raise or lower the temperature on the thermostat with the push of a button.

3. Ample Space to Live and Work

There is one feature that has overwhelmingly been in demand for years, and that is ample square footage. With a spacious floor plan, you can feel like you have plenty of room to live, work, and entertain. That’s right. Homes have not only become a place to live but to work as well. With more people working from home today, this has led to an increase in home offices that allow people the space and privacy needed to effectively work from home.

4. A Place to Play or Relax

After a hard day at the office, what could be better than relaxing in your very own media room? Take a break by playing a video game or enjoying the latest movie release. Today’s media rooms include plush, high-class seating, sound systems that rival a rock concert, and lights controlled from the comfort of your seat.

5. Bathrooms On Point

No one wants to relax in a bathroom that resembles a motel, so say good-bye to those small tubs, single sinks, and poor lighting because spa like bathrooms are the newest luxury item to hit the market in new construction. We’re talking Jacuzzi-type tubs with jets and enough seating for a small party. Add in giant shower heads, head-to-toe jets, and heated floors, and you’ve got yourself a night of relaxation that can’t be beat.

6. A Closet to Yourself

No more sharing closet space. If you’re not already onboard with the “his and hers” closet trend, you’re late to the show. There is no need to fight over closet space and wear wrinkled clothes because your partner’s stuff is taking up too much space. Many master suites in new homes this year now feature his and hers walk in closets, and they are more luxurious than ever. Many include custom shelves, purse racks, and built-in lighting. Of course, you also have to include a vanity set complete with couches and makeup storage to complete the experience.

If you’re thinking of building a new home, it’s important to recognize what’s hot and what’s not in new home amenities because doing so could affect the future resale value of your home. Don’t waste money on amenities in your new home that no one else likes or feels is important. Consider this list of hot new home amenities to protect your investment and enjoy your new home for years to come!

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