Most Popular Home Features of 2014

Browsing for a house plan for your next homebuilding project?  A recent press release from the National Association of Home Builders detailed the popular home features of 2014. The first quarter of 2014 is about to come to a close and we are starting to see some homebuying trends. Here are a few things that new homebuyers want in a house plan.

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The master suite in the Bahama Breeze house plan features large windows, presenting the opportunity to use low-e glass.

Home buyers like features such as a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, low-e windows, a laundry room and a great room.

Energy-efficiency is also key, with homeowners craving ENERGY STAR® rated appliances, programmable thermostats, and ENERGY STAR® rated windows ranking high on their list of features.

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Take a look at the Siena house plan’s kitchen. It’s large enough for a gathering yet functional for everyday family needs. The house plan’s exterior texture is reflected in the stone arch detailing around the cooking area and the island features a vegetable sink. A warming drawer rounds out this luxury kitchen for extra functionality.

In the kitchen, granite countertops, double sinks, and a central island continue to make the cut this year.

Other features homebuyers want in new house plans include first-floor ceilings, a front porch, exterior lighting, and a patio.

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The Palladian house plan is nothing but welcoming. This house plan’s front porch is accented with traditional columns and arches. Cross the front porch into a center foyer with opposing den

Using these features you are sure to construct a home that will stand the test of time. Whether this is your first building project or you are a seasoned builder you can rest assured that you will find a house plan that you and your new clients will absolutely love.

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