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Home Trends

What are the most popular features in a home? According to the Homes From the Heart survey conducted earlier this year, formal rooms are losing ground. Rather than opting for both a living and dining room, 65 percent of homeowners prefer great rooms that link living, dining, and kitchen areas in a large open space. They also want plenty of storage, with 80 to 90 percent desiring walk-in closets and pantries and 75 percent wanting garage storage. A majority of families like having the utility room next to the kitchen or garage and want the master suite isolated from other bedrooms. Also in demand are front porches, decks, fireplaces or wood stoves, and skylights.

The most popular size of house is 2,000-3,000 square feet.

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Source: Associated Designs

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