The features that are most likely to be included in a typical single-family home this year are:
– A walk-in closet in the master bedroom
– Low-e windows
– A laundry room
– A great room
Energy efficiency is a key theme with Energy-Star rated appliances, programmable thermostats and Energy-Star rated windows at the top of the list. These features help make the home more comfortable and can save significant money over the long term.
Granite countertops, a double sink and a central island have become popular items in new-home kitchens. Additional features likely to be included throughout the home include first-floor ceilings at least nine-ft. high, a front porch, outdoor lighting and a patio.