Whether you're building or remodeling, it's the extras that can add considerably to your enjoyment as well as the resale value of your home. According to a survey of consumer preferences by the National Association of Home Builders, here are the amenities that homeowners want most:

Double sink in the kitchen

Walk-in Pantry

Island work area in the Kitchen

Built-in Microwave Oven

Home Office


Walk-in his and hers closets

Linen closet in the bathroom

Separate shower enclosure

Private toilet compartment

Dressing/Make up area

Laundry room near kitchen or bedroom

Exterior Lighting

Deck/patio at the rear of the house

Built-in sprinkler system

Front porch