We keep hearing about what’s popular in 2011 for home design -- but how about what’s not?
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 neighborhood design.
Here are highlights from a recent article in which design experts chime in what they expect to see popular in home design in the New Year.
You’ve undoubtedly heard of the growth of the “man cave” in homes, that place of refuge for men to retreat to often outfitted with comfy chairs, a big screen TV and a mini fridge. But now the mom’s are wanting their special space too: Welcome the Mom Cave.
The “small home” craze continues as buyers say they find less square footage more desirable. Nearly half of Americans say their ideal home size would range from 1,000-1,999 square feet.
Sellers tired of hearing buyers complain their otherwise perfect home is storage challenged?
Some recent studies suggest that green homes sell faster and for higher dollar than their non-energy saving counterparts.
The plant that is used to make marijuana is finding a new purpose: A sustainable building material.
The McMansion brought about oversized furniture to fill those expanded spaces, but now that spaces are shrinking, why hasn’t our furniture too?
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, when it comes to home features.
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