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Popular Trends in New Home Construction for 2015

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The home building experts at builderonline.com released an article this past month based upon the Annual Builder Practices Survey, noting the hottest Trends in New Home Construction for 2015, and in doing so, giving you a few ideas and options to think about as you prepare to work along side the great builder teams from Caviness and Cates, H&H Homes and McKee Homes in the construction of your family’s dream home at the Knightdale Station new home community.

The Annual Builder Practices Survey has been conducted by Home Innovation each year for over three decades as they have tracked the market shares of all building material categories to compile the survey and reports, like the most recent one documenting the hot Trends in New Home Construction for 2015.

Some of the more interesting findings in Trends in New Home Construction for 2015 for buyers to consider when getting ready to begin the building process saw several areas discussed in the builderonline.com article, including:

Flooring: Carpeting has continued to be the most popular flooring option amongst Trends in New Home Construction in 2015, as 83 percent of all new home bedrooms were documented as being carpeted. However, hardwood flooring has seen a rise as the second most popular choice, especially in living rooms. Ceramic tile, which is the most popular bathroom option, was noted as the third most common choice in flooring.

Kitchens: Several popular Trends in New Home Construction for 2015 touched upon in the article involved different areas and items in the kitchen. For new countertops, it was said that granite continues to be the top choice, with over 64 percent choosing this option. Quartz/engineered stone also saw a spike in counter top popularity as a second choice. In kitchen appliances, Cooktops and wall oven combinations saw an increase in installation as compared to freestanding units, while “freezer on bottom” refrigerators also gained in popularity, where as the “side-by-side” units saw a decrease. Sinks were another item in the kitchen that was noted in the Trends in New Home Construction in 2015.The single basin kitchen sink seems to be making a comeback this year, and granite or stone kitchen sinks also have seen a rise in their overall numbers.

Garages: Bigger and more enhanced seems to be the latest for Trends in New Home Construction for 2015 pertaining to the garage, as enhancements such as windows, insulation, and composite or plastic materials being used on garage doors has been on the rise. Also, the past year saw 32 percent of new single family homes building garages with bays for three or more cars, which was the highest number ever recorded in the 30 plus years of the survey for garage’s of this size.

These are just a small sampling of the extensive numbers and findings regarding popular Trends in New Home Construction for 2015 from the Annual Builders Practices Survey. For a full details in all areas of the home, visit www.builderonline.com.