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The most popular home improvements walk-in closet

3. Walk-In Closet in Master Bedroom
> Proportion of home buyers willing to pay more: 60%
> Amount willing to pay extra: $1,350

A whopping 60% of homeowners were willing to pay extra for a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, with 44% of people between the ages of 35-54 viewing this feature as “very important,” compared to just 35% under the age of 35 and 36% of people 55 and older. DeSimone said the walk-in closet is desired for two main reasons: space and status. The space is very desirable for people as they get older and acquire more clothes, allowing people to be more organized. Having a walk-in closet in the master bedroom is also a status symbol. When giving a house tour, DeSimone said, people want to say, “hey, check out my closet,” in the same way they say, “hey, have you seen my new kitchen?”

Counting down the 11 most popular home improvements

Which 11 features are homeowners willing to pay more for? 24/7 Wall St. took a look at the question, using data from the National Association of Realtors.

24/7 Wall St. looked at the median amount that these people would be willing to pay to obtain that specific feature; whether prospective home buyers found certain features to be very important; and factors such as home buyers’ age, whether they were looking to move into a new or previously owned home, and whether someone was a first-time or repeat buyer.

Click here to read more about the features that homeowners want. And see the complete list in the slideshow here. | By Samuel Weigley, 24/7 Wall St.

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