For what it's worth
House buyers would be far more willing to pay for electrically operated curtains and heated bathroom mirrors than a home office, if we are to believe a new survey carried out for Hassall Homes. More than 200 visitors to the company's Life Style 2000 exhibition in Derby last year were asked to complete a questionaire on the features offered in a futuristic showhome. Each feature was costed, so buyers could make real choices on the basis of their spending power. Top of list came extra insulation, a water filter and a central vacuum system which significantly reduces the levels of dust in a house.
In general, respondants said they would rather spend their money building in security, health and cost-saving features than on comfort and convenience.
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