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2016 Home Must Haves

As we are preparing for the holidays and the new year, we are trying to figure out what the new year will bring. New homes, new buyers, new trends, and new adventures await us! Here are some of the home must haves we think will be headed our way for 2016:

Dreamy spa-inspired bathrooms -->

Spa like bathrooms! A getaway from the outside world or maybe even a getaway from the rest of the chores in the home. We see 2016 home buyers wanting a relaxing bathroom with light neutrals and luxury items.

light colored wood and white:

We think the bright white kitchen will still be in, but there will be a movement towards natural wood. It stays in the nice bright family but brings in a warmth that a kitchen deserves.

Gallerie B Friday's Favourites. Beautiful home office makeover by Sita Montgomery.:

The work from home trend is still on the rise! We see the importance of a home office rising and replacing a formal living room. It seems like home buyers are more interested in using every square footage of the home to the best of their abilities!

A DIY half wall bookcase @ThriftyDecorChick:

Open floor plans have been all the rage, but we see something different. We are predicting that 2016 will be a happy balance of open and walls. Not every room needs to be open, and there’s something comfortable about a dedicated space.

A pale blue door brightens this home's facade. More inexpensive ways to add curb appeal:

Last but not least, a higher expectation of curb appeal. Home maintenance is important and taking care of what we invest our money in is key. We also are coming into the generation that is coming back to the roots of taking care of neighbors and being close to those we surround ourselves with. Curb appeal helps the entire neighborhood.

What do you think 2016 will bring for new homeowners?

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What Buyers Want just came out with a list of things that is seems buyers want these days! Most builders are focusing on convenience and energy efficiency these days and according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders, there are more amenities that were found as key selling points! Check out what the survey says we want:

A Kitchen Island:

kitchens - chunky gray kitchen island white kitchen cabinets granite countertops backsplash beadboard shelves French doors polished nickel fan pendants
via decorpad

Great Room:

10 Tips for Styling Large Living Rooms {& Other Awkward Spaces} - The Inspired Room
via traditionalhome

Double Sinks:

Bathroom double sinks
via pinterest

Granite Counter tops:

The color of the granite countertops
via indulgy

High Ceilings:

large windows and high ceilings
via flourishdesignandstyle

Open Floor Plan:

Columns and bookcases to divide kitchen from family room.
via pinterest

Laundry Room:

... - Inspiration for decoration - dream laundry room - love the rectangular tiles
via bloglovin

Outdoor Lighting:

The garage can take up one-third of the average home's street-side facade, so even a small improvement makes a big impact. Install sconces, and you'll improve both the look and safety of this critical entry point. |
via thisoldhouse

They also listed game room as a high priority for buyers but I’d like to assume that’s more of an extra room or den spot! What do you think of the survey? Are these must haves on your list?