Suffering from “recessionary survival fatigue” and Considering Remodeling, Buying a new Home or Preparing to Sell?
Here is what a 2011 consumer preference survey revealed – so you can make some smart decisions.
The top-ranking features that consumers want include:
High-efficiency heating and cooling systems (89%)
High-efficiency appliances (85%)
Deck or patio (84%) Low-maintenance exteriors (79%)
Here is what they want for the living spaces:
Separate laundry room (81)
Additional storage space, such as walk-in closets or built-ins (79%)
Home office, workspace, or family computing center (67%)
Outdoor grilling or living area (67%)
At least one additional bedroom with an ensuite bathroom (65%)
Everyday eating space in or near the kitchen (64%)
Of course the list would grow as the price range increases, but this is a place to start to invest wisely.