The Top 20 Must-Have Home Features of 2015

Cozy fireplace setting with candles (P)
A cozy old fashioned brick fireplace burns and is surrounded by candles for a romantic setting, for anytime of the year.

Topping’s list is a feature as on-trend as it is timeless: the fireplace. Approximately one-quarter of listing descriptions on mention the home-and-hearth centerpiece, including wood-burning, gas, brick, stone and kiva varieties.

Second to fireplaces is wood flooring—another enduring feature that’s as popular now as ever—present in 15 percent of listing descriptions on Ranking a close third is carpeting, just two percentage points behind wood flooring.

The full list of top 20 must-have home features in 2015 :

  1. Fireplace
  2. Wood Flooring
  3. Carpeting
  4. Granite Countertops
  5. Stainless-Steel Appliances
  6. Open-Floor Plan
  7. Walk-In Closet
  8. Formal Dining Room
  9. Vaulted Ceiling
  10. Open Kitchen
  11. Tile Flooring
  12. Covered Patio
  13. Finished Basement
  14. Breakfast Bar
  15. French Doors
  16. Chef’s Kitchen
  17. Crown Molding
  18. Central Air
  19. Separate Shower
  20. Garden Tub

Until next time….


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