October 16, 2019 at 12:16pm | Alex Kursman
Millennials are known as a generation who knows what they want—and that includes certain layouts in their homes.

According to a recent survey from the National Association of Home Builders, there are certain home layout features that appeal to millennial buyers more than others. So what, exactly, are those layouts? The most popular home layouts for millennials include open floor plans (53 percent of millennials surveyed preferred a completely open layout in the kitchen and dining room while 43 percent wanted open layouts in both the family and dining rooms and the kitchen and family room), a two-story home (55 percent of millennials would prefer two stories—while only 35 percent would prefer a single story residence), and a full basement (37 percent).

Half of Millennials want a kitchen and dining room layout that is completely open. This layout is just as popular among Gen X’ers (50 percent) and essentially the same among Boomers (48 percent), but fewer Seniors (42 percent) find it appealing. On the other hand, there is general agreement across generations when it comes to a completely open kitchen and family room layout: 43 percent of Millennials want this, 45 percent of Gen X’ers, 42 percent of Boomers, and 40 percent of Seniors.

Millennials are the least likely to want a single-story home. Only 35 percent of them expressed a preference for it, compared to 53 percent of Gen X’ers, 80 percent of Boomers, and 74 percent of Seniors. A majority of millennials – 55 percent – want a two-story structure. However, this option is not as popular among Gen X’ers (38 percent), Boomers (17 percent), and Seniors (21 percent). A minority of buyers in all generations want three-stories or a split-level home.

What does that mean for you? If you want to appeal to millennial buyers, it’s important to understand what they’re looking for—and that includes these home layout features.




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