AIA Archive

That ‘Special Function Room’ Is Back in Demand

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The special function room – like outdoor living rooms and home offices — had mostly vanished from new-homes and home remodels during the housing downturn. But now they’re reappearing. Also back in demand,...
October 6, 2014

Home Trend Watch: Welcome Back the ‘Specialty Room’

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine As economic conditions improve, “special function” rooms within homes are seeing a resurgence, according to findings from the American Institute of Architects’ Home Design Trends Survey for the second quarter. “As home sizes...

Trend Watch: Kitchens Are Getting Larger, Bathrooms Are Getting Cozier

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The recession had sparked home owners to be more modest with designs of kitchens and bathrooms, but the improving economy is making home owners want more out of their house. Residential architects are...
April 15, 2011