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Most, Least Likely Features in Single-family Homes

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:

  • Walk-in closet in the master bedroom (average rating 4.9)
  • Laundry room (average rating 4.8)
  • Great room (average rating 4.7)

Several features that help owners with energy conservation are also likely to be included in new homes built this year: low-E windows, Energy Star appliances and windows, and a programmable thermostat. Other likely candidates: 9+ ft. ceilings in the first floor, a central island and granite counter tops in the kitchen.
On the other hand, builders reported the following features as the least likely to appear in homes in 2016:

  • Cork flooring in the living areas of the main level (average rating of 1.3)
  • Pet washing station (average rating of 1.6)
  • Laminate countertops in the kitchen (average rating of 1.7)
  • Outdoor kitchen (average rating of 1.9)

Source: Qualified Remodeler
Author: Rose Quint

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