AIA HOME DESIGN TRENDS SURVEY: BIG IS BACK, AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN IS IN
Monday, August 3, 2015
Posted by: Elizabeth Nicholas
AIA HOME DESIGN TRENDS SURVEY: BIG IS BACK, AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN IS IN - Builder
June 29, 2015
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released first quarter results of the 2015 Home Design Trends Survey, which monitors and identifies emerging trends in the residential marketplace with a focus on overall home layout and the use of interior and exterior spaces.
As the housing market slowly climbs a steady path to recovery, homeowners are more inclined to increase square-footage, as well as begin active planning for the future— as evidenced by this quarter’s jump in aging-in-place-friendly accessible additions.
“An increase in home square footage with the rising popularity of accessible design concepts points to a population that is preparing to age-in-place, or, perhaps, is anticipating responsibility for caretaking of older relatives in the future,”said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA in a release.