7. Kitchen island> Percentage of home buyers willing to pay more: 48%
> Amount willing to pay extra: $1,370
Kitchen islands are most important to people ages 35 to 54, with 24% indicating that it is a “very important” characteristic. Just 19% of people under 35
and 13% over 55 considered this feature important. DeSimone noted that kitchen islands often come in handy for those who are raising a family. It
provides additional room to put out food for the family and allows the kitchen to become more organized. Although the desire for a kitchen island is
high, those who do not have one but want one are only willing to shell out $1,370, less than most other features.