Anatomy of an Of-the-Moment Home
Salt-Water Swimming Pool
With the rise in popularity of water exercise, homes equipped with lap pools are in demand. Special emphasis is placed on salt water, which allows for less chlorine than standard pools, and therefore, happier skin and eyes.
A nontoxic and highly renewable solution to traditional paint, Cork Spray looks and feels like stucco, but it doesn’t crack and retains its color for at least 10 to 12 years. With the added benefit of being mold- and fire-resistant, Cork Spray is ideal for interior and exterior walls, decks, and patios.
High-end home water-filtration systems not only remove toxic chemicals from tap water to create healthier drinking water, safer water for cooking, and cleaner sinks and showers, but they are better for the environment by reducing the need for plastic water bottles.
A carefully maintained garden with excellent plant diversity is not only ideal for gardening hobbyists, but for those interested in growing consumable produce. Buyers are also requesting water-collection systems to use rainwater for hydrating plants as a sustainability measure.
Alternatives to old-fashioned, wood-burning models still add warmth and ambience to any interior space while using less energy, being safer, and requiring less maintenance.
Wellness is a top priority for many after years of living in a pandemic, so homes outfitted with spas or massage rooms are seeing increased demand. A dedicated massage space allows homeowners to create a relaxing atmosphere with massage tables, aromatherapy, and soft lighting.
Whether set up in a home spa or stationed on a roof deck, the chilled water of a cold-plunge pool is believed to strengthen the immune system, release endorphins, and improve moods. These are ideally paired with a home sauna.
Especially in the U.S. and Northern Europe, buyers place a high premium on contemporary floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize natural light and optimize access to surrounding views.
Electric-Car Charging Stations
As buyers are focused more on sustainability, including driving electric cars, an increasing number look for properties with charging facilities, which allows them to take their eco-friendly lifestyle wherever they go.
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