Homebuyers and homebuilders alike know that not all home trends have staying power. Features that were immensely popular at one time can be just an unpopular down the road – shag carpet, anyone? – but there are some home features that have been popular in recent years, and have maintained their staying power.

Here at Christopher Companies, we build our new homes in Virginia and Delaware with these new home trends in mind, building beautiful new homes that satisfy homeowner’s wants and needs in a modern home. According to a recent article from realtor.com, these are a few of the most popular new home features that are most likely to be found in a new home today:

  • Walk-in closet. Modern homebuyers prefer large, walk-in closets over the smaller closets you’ll oftentimes find in older homes. And it’s no wonder why – increased storage is always a plus! You’ll find spacious walk-in closets in many of Christopher Companies’ new homes.
  • Laundry room. Homeowners likely don’t want to do their laundry in the kitchen, or in the hallway closet – it’s more convenient to have a room specifically designated for laundry. We wouldn’t be surprised in the least if laundry rooms are a new home trend that stick around for quite awhile!
  • Great room. The open concept great room has become incredibly popular in recent years, and for good reason. Modern homeowners love the spacious layout that open concept layouts offer and the convenience of a great room.
  • EnergyStar appliances. Homeowners have become increasingly energy conscious, and their preference in new home features reflect that fact. Christopher Companies homeowners enjoy EnergyStar appliances in our new homes, and we’re proud to say that we’re one of the leading builders of EnergyStar certified homes in the region. You can learn more about our dedication to sustainability here!
  • Granite countertops. Beautiful granite countertops in the kitchen are a must-have for many homeowners. And with a wide variety of color options, new homeowners are sure to find the perfect granite countertop to fit their taste!