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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Clarity Home Interiors
Clarity is a full service design studio. They approach each project with a fresh eye creating a home that reflects their clients personal style. Clarity Interiors lean toward traditional to transitional with modern details. Their aesthetic is timeless and sophisticated, but without pretense. They design with luxury in mind, while also giving their clients comfortable and relaxed spaces. Striving to exceed all client expectations, Clarity offers the best resources available working in partnership with architects, builders, and tradesman for the highest quality and solutions for your home environment.


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Roughan Interiors
Christina S. Roughan of Roughan Interiors is an award-winning designer who believes her clients’ home should reflect their personal style. Roughan is known for her curated approach to modern/traditional design that creates the ultimate livable interior. Her 20 years of experience allows her to offer a luxurious and refined product that translates from apartments, vacation homes, condominiums and primary residences around the world. Roughan is a full-service design firm with locations in Connecticut and New York City.

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