I was recently inspired by a blog by one of our trade partners, Better Builders, What Builders Want: Master Builder Feature. They shared their production team and owners’ must-have items or features in their homes. I absolutely loved that idea!

So, without further ado, here is the Housewarming Team’s list of features we would love to have in our ideal home…

Karen Pfeiffer Bush, CEO of Housewarming:

Karen’s must-have feature is an open kitchen and dining area for people to gather that opens up to an outdoor dining and entertainment space with partial cover so it can be used in inclement weather.

Amanda Kratochvil, Lead Designer & Operations Manager:

I would LOVE a spa bathroom with a large stand-alone soaking tub, a giant shower with body jets, 2 showerheads and built-in Bluetooth speakers, lighted mirrors above a large double vanity with TONS of storage, floor to ceiling tile and heated floors. I’m drooling just thinking about it.

Jacque Rardin, Lead designer of our sister company, S | 365 Consulting and Design:

For Jacque, her dream home is really about open space and creating an outdoors-in feeling. She would love to live somewhere quiet with a view of the water. The home would be positioned to flood the space with natural light and a spectacular unobstructed view. She would like to live small, so a secluded seaside or lakeside cottage with a floor to ceiling view out to the water and natural surroundings would be pure bliss for her!

Jenna Berry, Interior Designer

Jenna had a tough time deciding, it is a tie between an eat-in kitchen because it’s nice to socialize with family and friends while cooking or a cozy front porch where she can sit, relax and enjoy a nice drink.

Mayra Garcia, Interior Designer

Mayra’s dream home houses a heated pool and jacuzzi!

Lori Sullivan, Lead Stager & Photographer:

Lori’s big must have was the quickest answer I received, immediately she said, “Wall Oven!” When asked why, she said it’s easier on her back and she likes that you can easily see inside to check the food.

All team members are now accepting donations to put towards their dream home that they now can’t stop thinking of because of me. Just kidding, of course.