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.