Homes with Barn Doors and Farmhouse Sinks Fetch Higher Prices
Homes with barn doors, shaker cabinets, and farmhouse sinks sell for a price 13 percent higher than expected, according to a study that analyzed more than 2 million home listings across the United States between January 2014 and March 2016. From among all 60 terms analyzed, the one that associated with the highest sale premium was “barn doors,’ followed by, in order, shaker cabinet, farmhouse sink, subway tile, quartz, craftsman, and exposed brick. Listings with these keywords also sold significantly faster than others. Other keywords that brought higher prices and faster sales include: pendant light, frameless shower, heated floors, stainless steel, granite, backsplash, tankless water heater, and outdoor kitchen.