This is part of real estate’s expert trend-spotter Mark Nash’s list on what home buyers do not want in 2007.
1. Tiny Bedrooms
Doll house size bedrooms are out. Buyers want more square footage in the bedrooms even if that means there will be fewer bedrooms in a [tag-tec]house[/tag-tec].
2. Fancy Useless Bathroom Fixtures
Those bowl-shaped sinks reek of expense but are very impractical. Buyers want sinks they can actually fill up with water that don’t splash.
3. Glass Kitchen Cabinet Doors
These are the top cabinet doors that used to look upscale in home decorating mags. Buyers don’t like the fact that nothing can be hidden and the doors tend to fog up. They also required more cleaning.
4. Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances
This look is now out because it’s too cold. The surfaces of the refrigerators and dishwashers were harder to keep clean. Buyers want a warmer, less industrial look.
5. Spiral Staircases
Almost everybody hates these. They’re too hard to use, especially for seniors. They are also unpopular with children.
6. Bamboo Floors and Hardwood Laminate Floors
Bamboo isn’t strong enough to handle foot traffic and the laminate floors can not be easily sanded for stain removal.
7. Too Many Open Houses
Familiarity breeds contempt especially when it comes to selling a house in 2007. Space open houses out so that you can build up more demand for the property.