If you had the preference, would you choose to buy a home with a standardized floor plan or a home that was customized with a detailed floor plan? Currently, the average buyer and the horse farm buyer in particular prefers a customized home. They choose homes that have various amenities and unique features. As an example a mud room is extremely important for horse people when coming into the house directly from the barn, their shoes are hardly every free of dust or mud.  If you are trying to sell your home, there are a few top requested features that you can add/modify in your home.

Equestrians love to have a mud room

Equestrians love to have a mud room

  1. Open Floor Plan

Open floor plans are great for entertaining guests, creating more social time for people in different areas, and increasing natural light. Parents also like open floor plans because they can watch their kids while doing various tasks. No matter the reason, open floor plans are highly demanded and boost a home’s resale value.

  1. Built-In Storage

This custom feature is very appealing to buyers because you can never have too much storage or be too organized. Whether you are installing more closets, bookcases, shelves, or other solutions, they will intrigue more buyers and increase your chance of receiving an offer.

  1. Heated Floors

Pushing air through air vents can create more dust in the air. Plus, Baby Boomers have more health issues, such as asthma or emphysema. So heated floors have become a healthier alternative. Heated floors can heat your home and keep your toes warm too!

  1. Smart Home Technology

Our entire world revolves around technology. Updating your home to include smart technology appeals to Millennials and Baby Boomers. Consider having each room wired for phones, modems, and DSL.

  1. A Mudroom

Especially for equestrians, a mudroom is a huge bonus! Mudrooms store all the dirty equipment that you don’t want to leave in your garage but you don’t want to bring into house. Mudrooms are ideal for bridles, boots, bikes, and any other outdoor equipment.

  1. Quality Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchens with custom or high-quality cabinets are extremely eye-catching. Buyers notice the grade, color, and texture of the cabinets. High-quality cabinets show that the seller was thoughtful and detail-oriented when designing the kitchen.

  1. Separate Tub and Shower

Younger generations prefer to have their tub and shower separate. In the past, a separate tub and shower was a luxury. Today, the modern buyer will pay more for a lavish bathroom.


So before you list your property, consider adding a few of these features to customize your home!

By Anna Hellman

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