Hottest New Home Features for 2016

Hottest New Home Features for 2016

Hottest New Home Features – In December 2015, a nationwide survey asked home builders about the likelihood that a number of features would be included in the typical single-family home built in 2016.

Using a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 meant not at all likely to be included in typical home and 5 meant very likely, builders reported the following as the most likely features to show up in the typical 2016 home:

Hottest new home features for 2016

  1. Walk-in-Closet in Master Bedroom
  2. Laundry Room
  3. Great Room (Kitchen-Family Room-Living Room Combination)
  4. Low-E Windows
  5. Energy-Star rated Appliance
  6. Programmable Thermostat
  7. 9’-plus First Floor Ceilings
  8. Central Island in Kitchen
  9. Granite Countertop in Kitchen
  10. Energy-Star rated Windows

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On the other hand, builders reported the following features as the least likely to appear in homes in 2016:

  1. Cork flooring in the living areas of the main level (1.3)
  2. Pet washing station (1.6)
  3. Laminate countertops in the kitchen (1.7)
  4. Outdoor kitchen (1.9)
  5. Two-story spaces (family room and foyer) also seem to be unlikely features, as well as an outdoor fireplace, a sunroom and a media room.
  6. Least likely features in typical single family home in 2016
  7. Cork flooring for living areas on main level
  8. Pet washing station
  9. Laminate countertop in kitchen
  10. Outdoor kitchen
  11. Outdoor Fireplace
  12. Sunroom
  13. Two-story family room
  14. Two-story foyer
  15. Media room

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