The National Association of Home Builders found that Millennials have a stronger desire for special features, like whirlpool tubs and central kitchen islands, than older generations.
The report compiled survey data between 2007 and 2018 and found that the share of home buyers who want whirlpool tubs declines as the older generations age but stays relatively constant for millennials. As of 2018, 70% of millennials expressed a strong preference for whirlpool tubs, compared to 62% for Generation X, 47% for baby boomers and 44% for seniors.
Meanwhile, the share who want a dressing area increases for millennials while falling or staying constant for other generations.
All four generations show an elevated preference for built-in kitchen seating. Of note is the increasing upward trend for millennials who desire trash compactors and built-in kitchen seating.