We sure hear a lot about what we need to do to make the Millennial generation happy and here's one more to add to the list. First off, here is who the Millennials are; people born approximately between the mid 1980's and the year 2000.
According to real estate experts when millennials go looking for a place to live what they feel is essential, absolutely essential, is a separate laundry room. This kind of made me laugh at first, I mean when someone goes looking for a house and can overlook size, outdoor space etc if the laundry room is separate and cool looking is surprising, especially a fairly young adult.
Maybe it's because Millennials are not far removed from college and renting during their first working years and have had to use a laundromat or basement laundry in an apartment building and are really really tired of hauling clothes by car or stairs.
Realtor advice to other realtors before listing a house is to make sure the home's laundry room is freshened up and looking good.
How many of us have separate laundry rooms? We never have, ours has always been in the basement. I guess we could freshen up that corner of the basement and call it a separate laundry room, but we probably won't.