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

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The Tailored Home
Now with shops in Greenwich and Westport, Jhon Ortiz andThe Tailored Home have become the area’s premier furniture design business. All new designs are created by Jhon and manufactured at his atelier in Norwalk. Stop by their latest shop at 2 Greenwich Avenue to see what you’ve been missing!

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Builder Spotlight

Ben Krupinski Builder
Ben Krupinski Builder has been building luxury homes of the highest quality for over 30 years. From custom coastal, country and city residences to remodels and historic renovations, they are respected for their integrity and innovation by discerning clients, visionary architects and world-class designers. For projects of both modest and expansive scale, they work to exacting standards delivering consistent excellence through value engineering, deep knowledge and vast resources in the Hamptons, NYC and Connecticut.

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