National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) have asked developers to rank features in an average single-family from 1 to 5, with 1 as least likely to be included and 5 as most likely to be included, as reported by Realtor. However, the builders ranked them according to their popularity among customers, as specified in the website. Here are the five features.
Walk-in closet in master bedroom: Walk-in closets are popular, especially among luxury homeowners. Having a spacious closet is always advantageous. For couples, having a his-and-hers closet is perfect. This will help minimize the time spent for searching certain clothing. It also effectively helps minimize clutter in one's home
Laundry area: The laundry area is usually overlooked when designing a home; however, it is one of the most used parts of the house. With careful planning, it can serve as a storage room or even a grooming area for pets
Low-emissive windows: Low-E glass is a window glass that has been treated with a metallic oxide covering, empowering a surface that reflects heat, yet at the same time still allows light to enter. In the summer, Low-E windows decrease the amount of UV light that enters your home, and in winter, these windows may keep your homes warm. Depending on your needs, different types of Low-emissive glass can be used to allow high, medium, or low solar gain
Great room: A great room is an open room that has various purposes. Without dividers, it becomes a more open living space for healthy interaction among individuals
Energy Star-Rated Appliances: Energy Star is an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. This implies that if you want to sell your property, you can include Energy Star appliances in the deal