What Millennials Want in Their First Home: Pizza Ovens, Wine Cellars, & More

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Are you looking for a wine cellar in your first home?

If you’re like other millennial home buyers, you’re in luck – that is, if you have the extra cash to spare in the budget. 😉 From pizza ovens to steam showers (and even wine cellars), we have the deets on just which amenities first-time home buyers are looking for!

According to Zillow:

“For starter homes purchased primarily by first-time buyers, listings mentioning ‘free-standing tub,’ ‘pizza oven’ or ‘wine cellar’ sold for more than expected. This could reflect the lifestyle millennial homeowners want to live and the needs of young families.” 

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These Zillow stats suggest Millennials are looking for a home that feels custom and special, with refined design elements and extra special touches throughout – even if that means going over budget (which many have proven they’re willing to do).

Which features would you want in your dream home?

Let us know in the comments below!

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Comments 12

  1. Lana

    Can you say foreclosure? Having been a homeowner for 39 years and the owner of a paid off house, it is better to live in a plain 1500 sq ft ranch than get in over your head. Life can completely change in an instant and it will.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing our thoughts with us, Lana! I agree! Life can change quickly!

    • Sara

      No double back doors either.

      They asked about a dream house. In reality I can compromise on several of these things. Not being next to a body of water, no trees withing 15 ft of the house, no double doors, no french doors, no pool or jacuzzi, central heat and air, no gas oven or dryer, no giant vent hood, double kitchen sinks, no corner refrigerator, undermount bathroom sinks, no outside bedroom closets, within walking distance of public transportation, and no smart home anything, however, are non-negotiable.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks SO much for taking the time to share what you’d like and dislike in a new home! We sure appreciate the feedback!

    • Lana

      This is a great list! It is pretty much exactly what we are looking for in a downsize house.

    • Cynthia Sherman

      Wow! You are thorough! You gave me some great ideas and insight…so much I agree with. Thanks!

    • autumn

      (88) here too and I agree more with your list.

  2. Lacey

    I’m a millennial and these things all appeal to me. BUT they’re not something I would pay more for or nix a house over. We just bought our dream house. Right over an acre lot, 4 bedrooms, huge chef’s kitchen with granite counters and cherry cabinets (not really my thing but an upgrade from what we’ve had), huge fenced yard, jacuzzi tub, built-in dressers in our closets (a must have for us!) and a gorgeous view. We are putting in a hot tub (favorite date night activity!), cellar (we live in oklahoma), a pizza oven on our patio, a reverse osmosis water system, a wine fridge (I like my wine the perfect temp!), a Samsung family hub refrigerator, a dishwasher that actually dries my dishes and a convection oven. My dream house would also have a pool with a pool boy 🙂 A bonus room was a big deal for us though. Somewhere to put our workout equipment, kids toys, or gaming area.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh awesome! Congrats on your new home, Lacey! It sure sounds amazing!

    • Jennifer

      Check out the Miele dishwashers. We bought one a few months ago. A bit pricey and close to 2K but it’s awesome! It dries our dishes every time and is not an energy hog. Plus…what I really love is that when it’s finished the cycle it opens by itself to vent.

  3. Judy Trac

    You’re an old millennial tho. Lol I’m ‘89 and I like those things

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