These Are Millennial Home Buyers' Biggest Turn Offs

These Are Millennial Home Buyers' Top Turn Offs

Fussy Details

Extravagant moldings and elaborate window treatments are passé. Today’s buyer wants cleaner lines and simplistic designs. They are taking out the ’90s columns and opting for simpler millwork. “Less is more,” says Realtor Inger Stringfellow, who specializes in representing midcentury modern homes. “These homes appeal to the minimalist. They would rather have original details versus a poor, cheaply done makeover.”

High Maintenance Properties

Labor is a turn off. Millennials and retiring Boomers don’t want to spend free time doing yardwork and home maintenance.

Oak or Dark Wood Kitchen Cabinets

“It is very hard to sell a brown kitchen,” notes Inger Stringfellow, William Pitt/Sotheby’s, New Canaan.

Underutilized Rooms

Today’s buyers are practical. They want more than just a pretty room; they want rooms that serve a purpose. In some cases, homeowners have opted to turn formal living rooms into office/study areas. Since more people are working remotely from home, it makes sense to utilize the square footage.

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Designer Spotlight

Diana Jonason Interior Design
Diana’s design approach and passion for each project focuses on collaboration and personalized design to ensure each client receives their dream vision. The only way to have a fully successful project is to ensure all your resources are connected- starting with the architect and interior designer. “We both need to be playing on the same team, which ends up being a win-win for all players and the most successful outcome for my clients. My goal is to create an enjoyable experience for everyone, ensuring that each project is creative, exciting and fun- as it should be.

Diana Jonason
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