According to Housing Design Matters, more times than not, a woman makes the decision whether to purchase a home. Through years of housing design and seeing what makes women excited with a home, the blog offered several different features, but one common thread: practicality. Women want features that make their lives easier, such as an abundance of storage and clever organization. It is the beauty of a home that makes the buyer walk in, but practicalities that make them buy. Some examples of practical additions include wet hanging, a Messy Kitchen, and an appliance garage.
I recently attended a cocktail party. The hostess had just bought a new home. It was a custom home built within the last year, but the previous couple ended up divorcing. Naturally, the hostess showed me and another woman around the new house. It was a beautiful home complete with vaulted ceilings, a cozy fireplace, great outdoor living, and an up-to-date kitchen. It was fabulous.
But our hostess and tour guide got especially animated when she pointed out some very specific features of her new home. As we ventured into the laundry room, she said, “Look at all my wet hanging, It is perfect for my workout clothes and yoga pants! Wasn’t the previous woman smart to have included this in the home?” As my readers well know, I’m a huge fan of wet hanging, so I concurred and suggested she add a ceiling fan to speed up the drying process. Her laundry room was spacious and included a window, making the chores done in this space a little less dreadful.