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17 Things Every Home Must Have, According to HGTV's 'House Hunters'

December 16, 2015
A solid foundation, sturdy walls, reliable utilities: All crucial, but the list hardly ends there. 'House Hunters' buyers have a different mantra: We want it all, and we want it under budget.
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Photo: Principle Design & Construction. From: Principle Design and Construction.

Hardwood Floors

Veneer or laminate flooring might be acceptable, but a home with wall-to-wall carpet? That’d be like wearing someone else’s socks.

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A Huge Yard (for the Dog)

It’s a simple veterinary fact that even tiny terriers need vast tracts of outdoor space if they’re really going to stretch their legs. An acre of land per pound of pooch sounds about right.

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The Perfect Paint Colors

Changing the color on the walls is one of the easiest ways to change a home...for other homeowners, that is. Your take: Unless you love raspberry walls, this one is off the list. 

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Photo: Jackson Design and Remodeling. From: Jackson Design and Remodeling.

A Chef's Kitchen

Working chefs’ stoves tend to be massive, less than aesthetically pleasing, and pretty beaten up, but that doesn’t stop the rest of us from insisting on "pro" kitchens. Look, fifty people could show up for dinner one of these days.

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