Outdoor kitchens and media rooms are out. What’s in?

by | May 6, 2015 | Blog, Home & Lifestyle

Once upon a time, outdoor kitchens were all the rage in new homes. Now, you can throw that notion into that outdoor kitchen sink, along with other outdated amenities. According to the National Association of Home Builders, today’s buyers have different priorities.

The NAHB recently polled builders about features they were most likely to include in a new single family home. Among their findings:

What’s out?

75 Clinton Apartments, NYC Apartment Kit by Milestone Management, on Flickr

Two-story foyers
Outdoor kitchens
Outdoor fireplaces
Laminate countertops in the kitchen
Two-story family rooms
Media rooms
Whirlpools in the master bathroom
Carpeting on the main level

What’s in?

9-foot ceilings or more on the first floor
Great room (kitchen-family room-living room)
Laundry room
Energy-star rated appliances
Low-e windows
Energy-star rated windows
Programmable thermostats
Walk-in closet in the master bedroom
Two-car garages
Granite countertops in the kitchen

Are you a buyer looking for these features? Read about the buying process and search for your home here on our website.

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