The 6 must-have spaces in your next home – Irvine Real Estate – Irvine Homes and Condos for Sale

by Robert Mack on January 21, 2011

in Latest News, Sellers

Homeowners, shaking some of their recession weariness, are making plans again to upgrade to a new home or remodel the one they’re in, a survey from Better Homes and Gardens magazine finds.

But their flirtation with a nicer home is still grounded in economic reality.

“Consumers are starting to give themselves permission to dream about a new home again and for the first time in several years actually are considering houses that are slightly larger than their existing homes,” said Jill Waage, editorial director for home content at the magazine.

“But they aren’t looking at something significantly larger. They want more space but it is driven by both function and finances,” she told an audience at the International Builders Show here earlier this month. “Their priority is a home they will enjoy. The new mantra is ‘I am spending my money, so make it count.’”

According to a survey of Better Homes and Gardens readers taken in late December, these are the six spaces that homeowners most want to see included in their new home or updated in their existing one:

1. Separate laundry room

via marketwatch.com to read the other 5

Posted on Irvine Orange County Real Estate Market News

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