With homeowner lifestyles changing alongside the continuing prevalence of remote work, are their priorities in home features changing as well? In Builder, Leah Draffen reports on a Fixr.com survey of builders, architects, and designers that asked them to identify which features are most important to homeowners in 2022.

“The experts agreed (92%) that usable outdoor areas are very important or important to homeowners,” Draffen writes. “Functional living spaces outside add more room for entertainment, exercise, and relaxation. Indoors, experts think that natural light is also a priority for owners who are spending more time at home. Sixty percent believe natural light to be very important, and 38% believe it to be important.”

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