For the past three years, we swooned over Zillow listings that touted home offices, getaway gardens or spa-like bathrooms—anything that transformed a house into, well, whatever we needed it to be, because we were doing pretty much everything there. Times have (thankfully) changed, and so have our dream home’s amenities.
Nobody knows this better than Drew and Jonathan Scott, AKA the Property Brothers, who spend all day, every day, thinking about home sales and renovations (for their clients and HGTV shows). That’s why we turned to them to find out what homebuyers really want these days.
So what’s making people go gaga over a house? Spacious, airy kitchens are as popular as ever (a December 2022 Chase Home Lending survey found it was the most in-demand home feature), but two other key spaces are emerging—and they’re far less expected.