From the paint colors to the layout and location, a person’s home can significantly impact his or her mental health, according to a new survey from Sears Home Services of more than 1,000 consumers. The survey found that the following property attributes contribute most to a person’s satisfaction with his or her home:
Security and safety: 54.4%
A section of the home dedicated to relaxation: 51.4%
Living situation (housemates): 45%
Outdoor space (garden, balcony, etc.): 43%
© Sears Home Services On the other hand, respondents indicated the following features contribute most to dissatisfaction with a home, according to the Sears Home Services survey:
Noise level: 26.7%
Proximity to neighbors/other homes: 22.8%
Design choices: 21.6%
Lack of privacy: 20%
Lack of outdoor space: 20%
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Source: Realtor Magazine and “A Happy Home: Identifying the Factors That Influence Home Satisfaction,” Sears Home Services (2021)
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