If you’re planning a residential construction project this year, consider what buyers will want in a home. Here are three things that Mina Hawk, HGTV host and owner of Two Chicks and a Hammer, says her clients want to see more of in 2024.

Multi-Generational Homes

Housing in urban areas may not provide sufficient space or amenities to allow people to age in place and accommodate multiple generations living in one home. As a result, homeowners have started looking in suburban and rural areas to meet their housing needs. These areas may be off the natural gas line, and that’s where propane steps in. Because propane is stored on-site, families can build wherever – there’s no need to extend an expensive natural gas line to a home site. Propane-powered homes are also more resilient than homes that rely on the electric grid, which is often plagued by power outages. With propane, families can ensure affordable comfort for generations to come.

Money-Saving Efficiencies

Homeowners want to save money while maintaining quality. Propane appliances are highly efficient, and often have lower maintenance costs than equipment powered by other energy sources. Many major home systems – like furnaces, water heaters, clothes dryers, and cooktops – can be powered by propane, saving families money in the long run.

Investment Properties

Investment properties must meet the needs of both the owners and the tenants who will occupy the space. Renters value environmentally friendly homes with high-performing appliances, and owners want to bring in additional income while providing the amenities that tenants prefer. Propane checks both boxes. Tenants and owners alike will love that propane is a clean energy that pairs well with many other energy sources like solar and electricity; using propane produces 52% fewer emissions than using an equivalent amount of electricity generated from the U.S. grid. And propane-powered appliances offer money-saving efficiency and desirable design features, making propane a smart energy solution for any home.

Watch Mina Hawk share her 2024 trend predictions.

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