The 20 Hottest Home Features Right Now

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?® set out to find out, evaluating what must-have home features are hot right now by analyzing millions of listings at its site for the most commonly used phrases of home features.

The following 20 features were most often used in listings on® in 2015:

  1. Fireplace (gas fireplaces were the leading type of fireplace mentioned)
  2. Wood floor
  3. Carpet
  4. Granite counter
  5. Stainless steel appliances
  6. Open floor plan
  7. Walk-in closet
  8. Formal dining room
  9. Vaulted ceiling
  10. Open kitchen
  11. Tile floor
  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

View more information about each of these “hottest” home features at®.