Top 3 Most-Wanted Features in New Construction Homes

kitchen with granite counters and islandOur Woodstock real estate group is always staying up-to-date on the latest home design and market trends, so we know what home buyers are looking for. Read on to learn which home features are currently the most sought after in new construction homes, and be sure to contact The Premier Group today to get started with your real estate search!

Spacious new homes

One of the most obvious trends in new home construction is wide-open space. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the size of new construction homes has increased 13.4% over the last four years. Homes with 4 or more bedrooms are also taking up a larger market share.

Environmentally-friendly features

Younger buyers are starting to have an impact on the housing market by demanding green features. Environmentally-friendly and energy efficient building methods and products are gaining popularity, including everything from low-e windows and Energy Star appliances to low-VOC paint and reclaimed wood flooring.

Top-notch kitchens

Open floor plans that bridge the kitchen with the family room or great room have continued to rise in popularity, and with the added visibility, homeowners want their kitchens looking great. On top of that, they also want high quality kitchens that make cooking, cleaning, and entertaining easy. Features like granite counter tops, double sinks or large farmhouse sinks, and large kitchen islands are de rigueur in new homes.

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