Homebuyer Preferences: Millennials vs. Other Generations

*By Paul Emrath on August 20, 2019 on eyeonhousing.org

A recent study by NAHB reveals that millennials have a much stronger desire for certain bathroom features relative to older generations.

The report compiled survey data between 2007 and 2018 and found that the share of home buyers who want whirlpool tubs declines as the older generations age but stays relatively constant for millennials.  As of 2018, 70% of millennials expressed a strong preference for whirlpool tubs, compared to 62% for Generation X, 47% for baby boomers and 44% for seniors.

Meanwhile, the share who want a dressing area increases for millennials while falling or staying constant for other generations.

Those who prefer his and her baths increases dramatically over the years for millennials and shows no real trend among the other generations.

All four generations show an elevated preference for built-in kitchen seating.  Of note is the increasing upward trend for millennials who desire trash compactors and built-in kitchen seating.

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*By Paul Emrath on August 20, 2019 on eyeonhousing.org

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