Top Most Wanted Home Features 2023

Apr 18, 2023 | Homeowner Tips

When searching for a home, you can’t help but notice the features that are in it.

Some of these features are more obvious than others. For instance, many people know they want an open floor plan or that they need certain rooms to function properly. But what about all of the other aspects?

Here’s a list of some of the most popular things buyers want from their homes:


Laundry/utility room

For some, the laundry/utility room is a place to do laundry. For others, it’s where you store cleaning supplies. And still for others, it’s where gardening tools and holiday decorations are stashed away until needed again. But no matter what your preference may be when it comes to how you use this part of your home (or if you even use it at all), having one at all is important because buyers want one.



Lighting is important in every room, but it can be especially powerful in the kitchen.  Lighting can set the tone for your space, whether it’s warm and cozy or bright and airy. If you like to cook with friends or family, use lighting to make your kitchen feel more inviting than other rooms in the house where people might congregate. 

If you have beautiful cabinets or countertops, highlight them by placing lights above them at an angle that illuminates their surfaces.  

Exterior lighting is generally not something that people like to search for on Pinterest or gush over during open houses. However, it adds massive value to the home in terms of security and curb appeal. 


Ceiling Fans

Fans are a staple in most homes, and buyers want to see them in the new house they’re looking at. If you have a fan, make sure it’s working properly and that the blades aren’t bent or broken. If you don’t have any fans in your home, consider adding some before putting it on the market. Fans help keep air circulating throughout the house so it’s more comfortable for everyone who lives there (and keeps down heating costs).

Fans come in all shapes and sizes; some are small enough to fit over a desk while others can be mounted on ceilings or walls. There are even remote controlled fans that can be programmed via smartphone apps.  While these high-tech options may not be necessary for every buyer’s needs, they’re definitely something worth considering if budget allows–especially since these types tend toward higher end pricing points than traditional versions.


Smart-home and home automation technology

Smart-home and home automation technology is a popular feature among buyers. It can save you money, make your life easier, and can be controlled remotely.

Smart-home systems allow you to control all of the devices in your home from one central location–so if you have smart lighting bulbs that turn on when someone walks into a room or appliances that are connected to Wi-Fi so they can be controlled by an app on your phone or tablet, these features will work seamlessly together once they’re part of the same system. With EMC Security, you can integrate your smart locks, lights and thermostats to your security system and control it all with one app.  

A keypad lock


Walk-in Pantry

The ideal location for your pantry is close to the kitchen. This way, you can easily get to it when you’re cooking and need something from storage.

A good-sized pantry will be large enough to store all the items you need, but not so big that it’s difficult to keep organized or clean up after yourself. A good rule of thumb is that if you’re able to fit all your food in one area without running out of space for anything else (like cans), then that means your pantry is probably too small!


Security system

Home buyers are looking for the latest in home security features, including a monitored security system with fire protection and optional smart-devices.

Home buyers want to know that their home is secure and protected from thieves and other intruders. A home with an alarm system helps put potential buyers at ease, especially if there have been recent break-ins in the area.

Fire monitoring is also important to buyers.  For just a few more dollars, EMC Security customers can integrate monitored smoke/heat detectors and have an extra layer of protection in the case of fire.  

Many people also want security cameras as another way of protecting themselves against theft or vandalism. These can be installed inside or outside of your property, depending on what type of footage you want to capture (and where).  Video doorbells are also a popular option.  

A woman ringing a doorbell



The flooring in your home is an important feature that can make or break the look of a room. Here are some of the options you’ll have to choose from:

Tile/hardwood: Tile and hardwood are both durable and attractive options for flooring. Tile is often used in kitchens and bathrooms, while hardwood is more commonly found throughout the rest of your home. 

Cork has been gaining popularity as an alternative material for flooring because it’s eco-friendly, affordable (depending on how much cork you want), easy to maintain–and even easier on sensitive feet!

Another great option for those who want something less traditional than cork but still want something natural; bamboo floors tend not only look good but also feel nice underfoot thanks to their soft texture.


Contact EMC Security today to set up your security in your new house!

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