15 Most Popular Features of New Homes in 2014

Linen closets, programmable thermostats, high ceilings, and more.

New research released by the National Association of Home Builders suggest home size is going up, and with more room come more amenities.

Below, the 15 features builders predict will be most popular in 2014 for 4+ bedroom homes (in no particular order):

1. Walk-in closet in the master bedroom
2. Laundry room
3. Great room
4. Energy-Star rated appliances
5. Programmable thermostats
6. Energy-Star rated windows
7. Granite countertops
8. Double-sink
9. Central island
10. Linen closet
11. Private toilet in the bathroom
12. First-floor ceilings at least 9 feet high
13. Front porch
14. Exterior lighting
15. Patio

Most popular features in new homes in 2014 [American Genius]