A new survey shows what homebuyers around the country most want in a new home. Find out how your home compares to homebuyers’ preferences.
Every homebuyer has a unique list of features that they must have in a home, 随着功能，这将是很好的有. 这些偏好会随着时间而改变. As homeowners modify their homes to fit new preferences and new styles, 房屋建筑商试图跟上消费者的需求.
2021年初 全国住宅建筑商协会(NAHB) 发表 购房者真正想要的，2021年版. 这本书包括 调查结果 of over 3,200 “recent and prospective home buyers” regarding what they look for in a home. The results offer some interesting ideas for features that today’s homeowners deem essential or desirable.
The NAHB conducted its survey during the summer of 2020. 在调查结果的导言中, 作者指出, 在调查期间, millions of people were sheltering in place in their homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Homes,” the author writes, “became the first line of defense for many Americans.” The home began to serve purposes “beyond just a functional dwelling...例如办公室、健身房或学校.” The survey sought to measure how the pandemic affected homebuyers’ preferences.
About one-fourth of respondents stated that the pandemic had changed what they would look for in a home. The survey report includes the top twelve overall “most wanted” features, as well as “top five” lists in five specific categories. Favorable responses included “desirable” and “essential/must have.”
从两百多个可能的特征中, the following twelve received the most favorable responses:
其中一些特性比其他特性更容易添加. 其中很多都是好主意. 节能窗, for example, can help you save money on bills and potentially increase the value of your home.
Survey respondents ranked the following five kitchen features the highest:
Installing some of these features would require remodeling to varying extents, with the walk-in pantry probably being the most difficult and/or expensive. Expanding to a double sink requires a minimum amount of counter space, and some kitchens simply aren’t big enough for a central island.
Table space, on the other hand, could simply be a matter of rearranging the room. 几乎所有的厨房都可以进行水过滤, 要么通过水槽龙头，要么放在冰箱里.
The survey found that these five specialty rooms are most desirable:
Homeowners could attain most of these features by repurposing certain rooms. A spare bedroom could become a home office or a second living room. 最难的两个是大房间, which generally implies that it is larger than all the other rooms, 还有洗衣房, which requires specialized plumbing and electrical connections.
The survey’s five “most wanted” accessibility features were:
Expanding doorways and hallways would require remodeling, and could reduce the size of other rooms. An entrance without steps would be difficult in houses built on inclined terrain. 防滑地板表面 would probably be the easiest to install.
Adding a front or back porch would probably be the most difficult and expensive thing on this list. Installing exterior lighting could simply be a matter of getting the right wiring. It could have significant benefits for homeowners in terms of safety and appeal to buyers.
甲板可能需要木匠的帮助, but it probably won’t require extensive modification to the house. Installing a patio might just involve pouring concrete or laying paving stones. Either could be a major improvement to a backyard for a relatively small investment.
Finally, survey respondents chose the following green features as their “top 5”:
用新电器替换旧电器, 更节能的计划相对容易实施, 如果可能贵, 随着时间的推移，还能帮你省钱. Installing energy-efficient windows is often a good investment, both for 节省水电费 以及如何吸引未来买家.
把家里的一切都换成 能源星级 产品是这个列表中最全面的项目, 更不用说最困难和昂贵的. 这可能会变得很普遍, 甚至标准, 在新家里, 因此，对于房主来说，效仿这种做法可能是一种谨慎的做法.
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