Home Design Trends Survey 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...
December 2, 2013

Survey Reveals What Americans Want With Home Exteriors, Interiors

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine More Americans are showing their love for the great outdoors with their homes, seeking more outdoor living spaces at home that can blend in with their indoor spaces too, according to the American...
July 23, 2012

Home Trend Watch: Home Owners Want More Kitchen Space

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine More home owners want more space in their kitchens and are expanding the kitchen’s use for more than just cooking, according to the latest findings from the American Institute of Architects’ quarterly Home...
April 23, 2012

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

New Study: Homes Near Public Transportation, Work Higher in Demand

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Homes near public transit, employment centers, and retail and entertainment complexes continue to increase in demand, according to the latest Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey report, which focused on community and...
December 27, 2010

Latest Report: What’s In, What’s Out With Home Design

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Coinciding with a sluggish housing market, home owners have changed their preferences about how space is used and designed in their homes. Function over extravagance has reigned in recent years, along with affordability,...
October 28, 2010