Luxurious bathrooms are getting to be a staple in nearly all the new homes being built today. For
future sellers whose older Boise homes come up short in that department, an upgrade may be warranted
—giving rise to a relevant question about which features are most likely to attract future homebuyers.
Earlier this month, The National Association of Home Builders issued a press release that addresses
the issue. It summarized the findings compiled in their What Home Buyers Really Want publication—an
exhaustive breakdown of the findings in the NAHB’s national survey of prospective buyers. The survey
documents significant deviations in the features different American generations value—particularly when
it comes to bathroom features.
It is fairly unanimous that all age groups would value having both a stall shower and a tub—but
three-quarters of Millennials list a double vanity as their second most sought-after feature. Preceding
generations (broken down into GenXers, Boomers, and Seniors) find that less compelling.
The greatest bathroom preference disparities between young and old appeared in four areas—
- Dual toilets in the master bath
- His and Her baths
- Color vs. white toilet, tub, and sink
- Whirlpool tub
— with the youthful respondents showing markedly greater partiality for dual accommodations,
splashes of color, and whirlpools.
As a practical matter, when sellers consider remodeling their existing bathrooms, space limitations
render some upgrades impractical. But for Boise homeowners who are contemplating a bathroom
remodeling project anyway, as a growing number of younger buyers populate the buying public, their
preferences may be worth considering.
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