Survey: Most Wanted Home Features for Modern Buyers

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Survey: Most Wanted Home Features for Modern Buyers
Article Excerpt

一项新的调查显示,全国各地的购房者在新房中最想要的是什么. 找出你的房子和购房者的偏好.

每个购房者都有一个独特的特征列表,他们必须在一个家, along with features that would be nice to have. These preferences change over time. 因为房主修改他们的房子以适应新的偏好和新的风格, homebuilders try to keep up with what consumers want.

In early 2021, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) published What Home Buyers Really Want, 2021 Edition. The book includes the results of a survey 超过3200个“近期和潜在的购房者”,他们在寻找什么样的房子. 研究结果提供了一些有趣的想法,这些想法是今天的房主认为必要或需要的.

About the Survey

NAHB在2020年夏天进行了这项调查. In the introduction to the survey results, the author notes that, at the time of the survey, 由于COVID-19大流行,数百万人在家中就地避难. “家庭,”作者写道,“成为许多美国人的第一道防线。.“住宅开始服务于目的”,而不仅仅是一个功能性的住宅...such as an office, gym, or school.该调查试图衡量疫情对购房者偏好的影响.

construction work on a new house

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What did the survey find?

约四分之一的受访者表示,大流行改变了他们对家庭的看法. 该调查报告列出了“最受欢迎”的12个特征, 以及五个具体类别的“前五名”名单. 好的回答包括“理想的”和“必须的”.”

Overall Features

Out of more than two hundred possible features, 以下12项得到最积极的回应:

  • Laundry room

  • Exterior lighting

  • Ceiling fan

  • ENERGY STAR rated windows

  • Patio

  • Side-by-side kitchen sinks

  • Walk-in pantry

  • Front porch

  • ENERGY STAR rated appliances

  • Hardwood floors in the main level living area

  • Full bath on the main level

  • Energy-efficient lighting

Some of these features are easier to add than others. Many of them are generally good ideas. Energy-efficient windows例如,它可以帮你节省账单上的钱,并有可能增加你的房子的价值.

new build kitchen with energy-efficient appliances

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Kitchen Features


  • Side-by-side kitchen sinks

  • Walk-in-pantry

  • Table space for eating

  • Central island

  • Drinking water filtration

安装其中一些功能需要在不同程度上进行重构, 步入式食品储藏室可能是最困难和/或最昂贵的. 扩展到双水槽需要最小数量的计数器空间, 而且有些厨房根本不够大,无法容纳一座中央岛屿.

另一方面,桌子的空间可能只是一个简单的问题,重新安排房间. Nearly any kitchen can be adapted for water filtration, either through the sink faucet or in the refrigerator.

energy efficient washing machine

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Specialty Rooms


  • Laundry room

  • Dining room

  • Great room

  • Home office

  • Separate living room

房主可以通过重新利用某些房间来实现这些功能. 一间空闲的卧室可以用作家庭办公室或第二个客厅. The two most difficult would be the great room, 也就是说它比其他房间都大, and the laundry room, 这需要专门的管道和电气连接.

Accessibility Features


  • Full bath on the main level

  • Doorways at least 3’ wide

  • Hallways at least 4’ wide

  • Non-slip floor surfaces

  • Entrance without steps

扩大门道和走廊需要重新装修,还可以缩小其他房间的面积. 建在倾斜地形上的房子,要想没有台阶的入口是很困难的. 防滑地板表面可能是最容易安装的.

outside kitchen and seating area

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Outdoor Features

These five outdoor features topped the survey’s list:

  • Exterior lighting

  • Patio

  • Front porch

  • Rear porch

  • Deck

增加一个前门廊或后门廊可能是这个清单上最困难和最昂贵的事情. 安装外部照明系统可能只需要找到正确的线路. 它可能在安全和吸引买家方面对房主有重大好处.

A deck might require the assistance of a carpenter, 但这可能不需要对房子进行大范围的修改. 安装天井可能只需要浇筑混凝土或铺设铺路石. 这两种方式都可以用相对较小的投资对后院进行重大改善.

Green Features


  • ENERGY STAR windows

  • ENERGY STAR appliances

  • Energy-efficient lighting

  • ENERGY STAR rating for the entire home

  • Triple-pane insulating glass windows

Replacing old appliances with newer, more energy-efficient ones is relatively easy to do, if perhaps expensive, and could save you money over time. 安装节能窗户通常是一项很好的投资 savings on utility bills and on appealing to future buyers.

Replacing everything in the home with ENERGY STAR-rated products is the most comprehensive item on this list, not to mention the most difficult and expensive. It’s likely to become common, perhaps even standard, in new homes, so it might be prudent for homeowners to follow suit.

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