Housing Trends: Must-Haves for New Myrtle Beach Homes

By Marissa Polascak
September 27, 2017

Buying a new home can be a very exciting process, especially if you know exactly what you want. However, sometimes it’s easy to forgot essential or new items while planning. That’s why we created this list of must-have items for new houses in Myrtle Beach! From the kitchen to the backyard, here are some must-haves for your new Myrtle Beach home:

Charging Stations

Charging Stations

Since technology seems to be the king of the world right now, it’s no surprise that charging stations are popular in new homes. Many new homeowners request to have charging stations installed, or install them themselves, in order to make it easier to keep their essential electronics from dying. Whether your device uses a wireless charger or a docking station, these are great items to have throughout your home so you never have to worry about finding a charging cable again.

 

Kitchen Islands

Kitchen Islands

When building a beautiful new kitchen, many people will opt for a kitchen island to be added to the layout. That’s because kitchen islands provide more counter space for cooking, as well as a nice gathering spot in the kitchen for people to cook and eat together.

 

Large Windows

Large Windows

Large windows are perfect for new homes in Myrtle Beach, because the sun is usually always shining here during the day. Large windows allow light to filter in, providing free and beautiful light to help you save money on your electricity bill. Windows are also good for helping making rooms appear more spacious.

Neutral Colors & Appliances

Neutral Colors & Appliances

Neutral paint colors are big right now, as they are timeless and allow homeowners to decorate with virtually anything! Taupes, greys, whites, and blacks are in, not only for paint, but also for appliances. Companies are leaning away from stainless steel appliances and moving more towards matte-finished, neutral-colored appliances. Not only will these look super sharp in your new kitchen, but they also will help to keep fingerprints off of the fridge!

Open Floor Plans

Open Floor Plans

No matter what size your new home is, open floor plans will make your home seem even bigger! Open floor plans are especially perfect for those who plan to host parties and gatherings in their new Myrtle Beach home. Consider taking out a few walls and you’ll be surprised how much you love it.

Pantry

Pantry

Sure, you can keep all of your kitchen supplies and food in cabinets, but we all know that it is easy to run out of cabinet space in a hurry! An easy way to fix this is to have a pantry added to your new home. Pantries not only look nice, but they’re super useful as you can easily organize your food items and kitchen tools.

 

USB Outlets

USB Outlets

Let’s face it, technology is a huge part of modern life, and many technological gadgets require USB charging. Install a few USB outlets in your home and you’ll never need a charging brick again. This is useful for cell phones, cameras, tablets, and many other items.

Smart Electronics

Smart Electronics

Many people who are building homes right now are turning their new houses into smart homes.” Smart homes have items such as speakers, security cameras, thermostats, lights, appliances, and more, than are controlled by your voice, phone, or central command center so that you don’t have to manually turn items on or off. Many homeowners also have items such as the Google Home and the Amazon Echo. These products allow users to find out information, order items, call friends, and more, with simple voice commands.

Solar Panels

Solar Panels

Since Myrtle Beach is a sunny place most of the year, you can save money on your electric bill by installing some solar panels. This is something that is becoming very popular in the area, so be sure to consider solar panels while building or buying your new home.

Sunroom/Screened-in Porch

Sunroom/Screened-in Porch

 Of course, when you live somewhere like Myrtle Beach you’ve got to have a place in your home where you can sit back and relax while enjoying the beautiful Myrtle Beach weather. Many home buyers opt to build on a sunroom or a screened in porch so that they can enjoy the outdoors while remaining comfortable indoors. This way, you can enjoy the sunshine without having to break a sweat. These rooms are also great for having friends and family over for a nice gathering.

Unique Backsplashes/Tiling

Unique Backsplashes/Tiling

Give your new kitchen are bathroom some fun character with a unique backsplash or tiling. There are endless options for tiled backsplashes or tiled flooring that will go especially well with neutral colored (or even bright colored) walls. Tiles come in all shapes, sizes, and colors nowadays, so have fun and create a unique atmosphere with them!  

COMMENTS

Share Your Thoughts!

Have a question? See something we forgot? Want to share a great vacation tip? Leave your reaction to this article below:

You must be logged in. Connect any of your social accounts below to leave a comment.

Related

From The Blog

Want to learn more? Check out these articles written by our staff: