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Dec 22

Garden Tubs Are In, Spa Tubs Are Out: The Hot (and Not) List of Home Features

Twenty hottest home features right now

The things we consider to be must-have home features are constantly changing—less than a half-century ago, plush, “can’t see my feet” shag carpeting (in bold colors such as gold, orange, and purple) was all the rage, and kitchen appliances came in coordinating hues. fireplace2

A quarter-century ago there was no HGTV to tell us to knock down a wall to open up the kitchen or swap out bathroom vanities. And just a few years back, tiny homes were just, well, really small homes.

Realtor.com wondered what home qualities are must-haves right now, what the up-and-comers are, and what’s heading straight for the dustbin of home features history. To find out, their data team dug deep into our millions of listings and sifted out the most commonly used phrases for home features, going back five years.

Voila!  Here are the 20 features that are most often touted in Realtor.com listings. These are the stuff that home dreams are made of—a mixture of classic favorites and rising stars.

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