Remodeling? Consider Key Features in 2014 New Homes

Gene and Katie Hamilton

Gene and Katie Hamilton

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If you’re pondering a major remodeling project for your home it’s a good idea to take a look at the key features being built into new single family homes. According to the National Assn. of Home Builders the features most important to new home buyers in 2014 are not startling or new ideas, just practical and functional features that make living in a home comfortable and convenient. They include a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, low-e windows, a laundry room and a great room.
These top priorities have been a part of the mix for several years, but increasingly energy efficiency – in the construction of windows, appliances and heating and cooling units – are important to home buyers. The realization that saving energy dollars now and in the future makes the Energy Star rating an important factor for home buyers.
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Gene and Katie Hamilton are authors of 20 home improvement books and creators of, a website that compares the DIY and contractor costs of hundreds of repair, decorating and remodeling projects. Their weekly column Do It Yourself or Not is syndicated by Tribune Content Agency.
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