Top 20 Must-Have Home Features

Must-have home features are constantly evolving. After all, just a half century ago, shag carpeting in all hues – gold, orange, and purple – were all “in.” But what’s hot with home owners and buyers now?

Here are the following top 20 must-have home features most often used in listings on in 2015:

Fireplace (gas fireplaces were the leading type of fireplace mentioned)
Wood floor
Granite counter
Stainless steel appliances
Open floor plan
Walk-in closet
Formal dining room
Vaulted ceiling
Open kitchen
Tile floor
Covered patio
Finished basement
Breakfast bar
French doors
Chef’s kitchen
Crown molding
Central air
Separate shower
Garden tub