What Women Want in a Home

North Carolina home design specialist Marni Jameson outlines the basic features that appeal to women in today’s homes.

Bigger kitchens At least 300 square feet that open onto other living spaces and include an island.

More bathrooms And they want the bathrooms bigger than they used to be with two sinks and a separate tub and shower.

Closets, closets, and more closets Walk-in closets are a must in the master, and nice in secondary bedrooms. A wall closet is a welcome mudroom addition.

Smaller living room Today’s living room is a parlor, big enough for just a few people. The best floor plans adjoin living rooms and dining rooms, so when people need the space, they have it.

Source: The News & Observer, Marni Jameson (09/08/07)