A Parade of Popular Home Features for 2016

With the Parade of Home comes, well, a parade of fads and trends – color, design, features, extras. Will it be concrete countertops, outdoor kitchens, or open floor plans?

No one appreciates the vast amount of choices one must make to turn a blueprint into a reality like the single-family homebuilder. It’s the builder who is responsible for making the customer experience as pleasant as possible. And a large part of that responsibility is to ultimately help the customer make decisions that not only look good, but also result in a high quality home. Enter: the Parade of Homes.

Popular Home Features Come to Life

It can be hard for those not living and breathing new home construction everyday to visualize what you mean when you talk about the appeal of double hung windows or the soft glow of energy-efficient fixtures. Parade homes help builders bring to life the best features of new home construction, helping customers see the opportunities with their own eyes.

So what choices should they highlight? The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently revealed their list of most and least popular single-family home features for 2016.  They name a master bedroom walk-in closet, energy-saving features such as programmable thermostats, and big kitchens for entertaining on the most popular list. Features on the least popular list include two-story foyers, sunrooms and outdoor fireplaces.

Smart Electrical Decisions to Consider

Of course, the energy-saving features caught our eye. Programmable thermostats are only the start of a recent wave of green building decisions. We have seen a tremendous uptick in LED lights, iPhone controlled security and home audio systems, and many other smart long-term electrical solutions.

If you would like to hear more about green building and electrical services that are friendly to both the Earth and your wallet, feel free to contact us!

What Home Features are on Your List?

We would love to hear from you! What new home features are on your "must-have" or "most-requested" list?