Anatomy of the Average 2016 Single-Family Home


The American home is always evolving. For developers and home buyers alike, it’s important to stay on top of construction and design trends. Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released data on what features we’re most likely to see in 2016 single-family homes. The numbers are based on a nationwide survey of home builders done by the association in December of 2015.

What came out on top?

  1. Walk-in closet for the master bedroom

This seems like a no-brainer. Part of what makes a master bedroom special is the premium closet space.

  1. Laundry room

The laundry room was neglected for a while. But thanks to Pinterest and Houzz, it’s becoming as stylish as it is functional.

  1. Great room

Family rooms and living rooms of the past are merging. Modern homes are doing away with traditional divisions in favor of one unified living space that has multiple functions.

It’s also no surprise that energy efficiency falls right behind the top three. New technology in building materials and appliances is helping people reduce energy costs and carbon footprint.


View the full report on NAHB’s website at