WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the housing recovery continues, homeowners seek design solutions that will allow them to age in place. Additionally, home automation features, as well as products that promote sustainability are also showing up with increasing frequency in both new and remodeled homes. These are some of the key findings from the American Institute of Architects' Home Design Trends Survey covering activity during the second quarter of 2014 that focused on emerging home features: systems, technologies and function rooms in the home.
"As many households become caretakers for aging relatives, separate living suites have become popular options for accommodations," said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. "Homeowners want to ensure that their homes can support the needs of aging parents who may be staying for an extended period of time and other visitors with accessibility needs."
View full survey results HERE.