logo Posted: 15th January 2024

Happy New Year – Our take on the key home trends for the year ahead!

Now the Christmas decorations are packed away and the New Year has been ushered in, for some this will have been a time of reflection and thinking about whether in 2024 a house move may be something to consider.

Or it might be that you’re wanting to improve your home to meet your needs rather than moving at this time.  Our look at some of the key trends for 2024 will perhaps give you food for thought about how you want to develop and use your living space to suit your needs.

Sustainable Living

There is now much more awareness and consideration about the environment, sustainability has become a central theme in home buying. Buyers are looking for properties that integrate eco-friendly features such as solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, and sustainable materials. With the location we live in with such stunning landscapes, these provide an excellent backdrop for homes designed with sustainability in mind, catering to a desire for harmonious living with nature.

Smart Homes

Technology continues to change the way we live, and homes are no exception. Smart homes equipped with automated systems for security, temperature control, lighting, and entertainment are becoming more and more popular. For many buyers properties that offer smart home integration, providing convenience and efficiency in their daily lives are very sought after.

Home Offices and Flex Spaces

The rise of remote and hybrid working has increased the desire for dedicated home offices and versatile spaces. Buyers will prioritise homes with well-designed offices or adaptable areas that can easily convert from a workspace to a relaxation zone or a gym, or double up as a guest room when needed. Functionality is key, allowing homeowners the flexibility to accommodate their evolving lifestyle needs.

Outdoor Retreats

The draw of Surrey and West Sussex lies not only in its beautiful homes but also in its picturesque surroundings. For people moving from towns closer to London, the areas appeal because of the opportunity to be much closer to activities and outdoor space,

Properties with well-designed outdoor spaces, such as landscaped gardens, patios, or balconies, are highly coveted. Homebuyers seek tranquil retreats where they can unwind, entertain guests, or simply enjoy the beauty of the natural scenery.

There is also a growing trend around hot and cold therapies such as saunas and ice baths and we think there will be a growing interest in people having the space to add these to their gardens over the coming years.

Open Floor Plans and Natural Light

Bright, airy spaces are perennial favourites among buyers. Open floor plans that facilitate seamless transitions between living areas, coupled with an abundance of natural light, create an inviting atmosphere. Properties that embrace these features exude a sense of spaciousness and warmth that appeals to discerning buyers.

As a local estate agents, we understand the importance of staying ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving market. Our commitment is to assist you in finding the perfect property that aligns with your lifestyle and preferences, incorporating these trends into your search if required.

If you're considering purchasing a move this year and would like expert guidance tailored to your needs, feel free to reach out to our highly experienced and friendly team. We're here to help you navigate the market and find that perfect home.

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