Amenities influence the livability quotient of home buyers

Updated: Aug 19

July 15, 2021 / 99acres.com


Mr. Nishant Deshmukh, Managing Director, Sugee Group


While it is known that developers have leapfrogged the digital route to suit the changing era, a lot has evolved in terms of a homebuyer’s preference towards an elevated lifestyle.


The Indian real estate sector is on the cusp of a rebound amidst the prevailing COVID-19 predicament. With a steady increase in demand alongside low inventory levels, the industry is recuperating, and so is the overall market sentiment. The strong resilience witnessed in the sector showcased the potential of real estate as an asset class and evolved it into a buyer’s market.


The new-age homebuyers are well-travelled, technologically equipped, and constantly on the brink to modernise themselves. They are more inclined towards leading a quality life that encapsulates lavish and self-sufficient amenities. These homebuyers appreciate the finer things in life and are drawn towards homes that uplift their livability quotient. Keeping in mind the same, developers are now redesigning homes and providing amenities that are tailor-made to suit the specific needs of modern-day homebuyers.


The following are some of the state-of-the-art amenities that are influencing homebuyers decisions and restructuring the offerings from residential real estate developers.


Low-density planning


Residential establishments occupied by select few families amidst sprawling green spaces have become a prominent choice. In the hustle of city life, it is almost impossible to replenish one’s peace after a tiring and productive day at work. For the same, people prefer to live in low-density projects that are more spacious and provide a quiet and serene lifestyle. An occupant can have their privacy whilst still being a part of a close-knit community of like-minded individuals.


Health begins at home


The pandemic has shed a lot of light on the significance of fitness and wellness that is indispensable to live a healthy and disciplined life. Realising its growing importance, developers make sure to include amenities, such as swimming pools, outdoor sports, health clubhouses, gymnasium, jogging track, meditation, and yoga area.


There has also been a rising trend of green amenities that are soothing to the mind and helps one to reconnect with nature. These include a therapeutic garden, palm court area, tranquillity area, butterfly garden, tropical rock garden, and acupressure walk, to name a few.


Energy efficiency and recreation


Today’s homebuyers are extremely cautious about the environment and the aspect of climate change. They are inclined towards buildings that are energy efficient, lower the cost of energy and conserve the environment by not exhausting the resources. These include amenities, such as aluminium sun breakers that are an aesthetic facade for climate control, LED lighting in common areas, solar fences and water heaters, and apartments designed to allow ample natural light and ventilation.


Recreational facilities are known to offer a lot of health benefits to both the occupants and the environment. The infrastructure needed to build the facilities helps to bring about an ecological balance alongside improving the air quality. It also plays an imperative role in building healthy communities, enhancing networking amongst residents, and reducing anxiety. Children’s play area, senior citizen area, Jacuzzi, Spa room, Amphitheatre, and a splendid viewing gallery are a few examples of recreational amenities that provide utmost relaxation to the end-user.


Our homes are the most secure place in the world. No matter where we go, by the end of the day, home is where we want to head back to. This pandemic has caused a lot of inconvenience and has led to escalating stress levels.


With companies planning to adopt permanent work from home or hybrid work models, many people are likely to spend more time indoors. So, it becomes pertinent for developers to make sure that they deliver spaces that are not just homes but a personal haven where one can enjoy their life with their family with the finest standards of living.