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Three features to include when buying a new home
While buyers likely shop with a list of desired amenities in mind, Investopedia says there are some additional features to consider when purchasing a new home.
When beginning a search for a home in Florida, potential buyers are faced with the option of buying an existing home or a newly constructed property. While existing homes can make for a quicker transaction, buyers of new homes may be able to customize features including paint colors, flooring and appliances. While buyers likely shop with a list of desired amenities in mind, Investopedia says there are some additional features to consider when purchasing a new home.
Storage solutions can come in the form of attic space or a shed on the property, but utilizing already existing square footage for storage can be included in design. Whether buyers are looking to display collected items such as books or antiques or hide clutter, installing built-ins under staircases can be a good storage space option. Other areas can maximize storage space, including hidden cabinets and drawers in common areas such as the kitchen.
Extra electrical outlets
While outlets may not seem like an important design aspect, having an adequate number of electrical outlets throughout a home can prove helpful. Investopedia recommends placing plugs near stairwells and mantles to ensure easy decorating for the holidays, while having them in the garage can be helpful for keeping cordless tools charged.
While it may not be a necessity for homes in South Florida, installing heated floors can be a luxury upgrade that also adds to a property's resale value. Despite seeming like an expensive addition, heating mats can be found at a discount and take the edge off whatever winter chills there might be.