Marketwatch published a list of least-likely things you’ll see in new homes this year.

ORLANDO, Fla. (MarketWatch) — Times are tough in the home-building industry, meaning the 500,000 or so new single-family homes expected to be built this year are going to include more practical and value-conscious features and fewer wish-list items. At the top of the list of least-likely features that builders will include in their 2012 homes: outdoor kitchens.

1. Outdoor kitchens

2. Outdoor fireplaces

3. Sunrooms

4. Two-story family room (high ceilings)

5. Media/theater room

6. Two-story foyer

7. Walking trails in master-planned developments

8. Multiple-head showers

9. Formal living rooms

10. Whirlpool tubs in master bath


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