According to a recent National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) study, Millennials are valuing outdoor spaces, decks, and patios more than previous generations did. The study asked Millennials, Gen Xr’s, Baby Boomers, and seniors about their top ten must-have item when searching for a new home.
While all generations had features like a laundry room and exterior lighting on their lists, Millennials showed a clear trend of increasingly looking for functional outdoor spaces than those desires of other generations. Exterior lighting, patio, front porch, and outdoor deck spaces were all on the Millennials’ list. In contrast, Gen X’ers, Baby Boomers, and seniors consistently had energy-efficient appliances listed in their top-three most wanted features in their home, while those fell to #10 on the Millennials’ list.
This may be that Millennials are at the stage in life where they like to entertain, and outdoor living spaces provide them with the room they need without the expense of having to purchase a large home to accommodate their guests.
Whether you fall in the Millennial category or not, UglyDeck.com can help you increase your home’s appeal with their maintenance free decks. If you’re looking to sell your home soon, building a deck is a great way to upgrade your home and add an extra entertaining space that would appeal to buyers.
If you happen to find the perfect new home it doesn’t have a deck, don’t let the lack of existing outdoor spaces stop you from purchasing your dream. UglyDeck.com can work with you to provide you a deck quote and answer any questions you might have about front porch designs, pergola designs, or deck solutions for your new home. And if your house has an out-of-date deck, UglyDeck.com can help with deck restoration or updating it with new deck railings to make it feel more modern.