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Closets, energy efficiency, and laundry rooms appear to be home builders' top priorities in the single-family homes they're constructing this year.
The National Association of Home Builders conducts a nationwide survey each year to find out what home features builders are most likely to include in a typical new home. The walk-in closet in the master bedroom was the most popular home feature builders cited, according to the survey. Energy-efficient features were popular, too, such as efficient lighting, programmable thermostat, Energy Star–rated appliances, and windows. Kitchens were most likely to have a central island, a walk-in pantry, and granite or onyx countertops, the NAHB survey shows.
Here is the Latest List of Most Likely Features in a New Home:
Walk-in closet in master bedroom
Low-e windows
Laundry room
Efficient lighting-greater energy than traditional bulbs
Great room-kitchen to family or living room
Central island in kitchen
Programmable thermostat
9 feet + ceilings in first floor
Energy Star appliances
2 car garage minimum
Front porch
Exterior lighting
Private toilet compartment in master bathroom
Water-conserving toilets
Bathroom linen closets
Indoor fireplace
Walk-in pantry
Energy Star windows
Granite or Onyx countertop in kitchen
Media Rooms

On the other hand, the least likely features builders were to include in the price of the home were cork flooring for the living areas on the main floor, geothermal heat pumps, solar power systems, and dual toilets in the master bath. Also, specialty rooms unlikely to be included were sun rooms and two-story family rooms or foyers.