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AIA Home Design Trend Survey: Residential design favors simplicity and durability

Washington, D.C. – December 6, 2011 – In recent years, there has been a definitive shift away from large residential subdivisions towards smaller scale infill development projects with a greater emphasis on affordability, access to public transportation, commercial opportunities and

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AIA Home Design Trend Survey: Energy-efficient products and systems, outdoor living and accessibility retain their appeal

Washington, D.C. – September 13, 2011 – Homeowner interest in specialty rooms, systems utilizing emerging technologies and upscale products is waning as the residential market continues to struggle. Instead, investments within the home have focused on increasing energy efficiency, fostering

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AIA Home Design Trend Survey: Best business conditions since 2007 for residential market

Washington, D.C. – June 29, 2011 – The collapse of the housing market resulted in greater interest in smaller homes and lot sizes, but that appears to be leveling off. There continues to be interest from homeowners in investing in

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AIA Home Design Trend Survey: As the residential sector begins to recover, focus turns to making kitchens and baths more accessible and sustainable

Washington, D.C – March 24, 2011 – Economic pressures and the overall decline in home values resulted in the more modest design of kitchens and bathrooms in recent years. That trend appears to be changing towards homeowner preference for larger,

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AIA Home Design Trend Survey: Slow housing market and emphasis on access to job opportunities changing location preferences

Washington, D.C. – December 7, 2010 – Over the last several years there has been increasing demand for housing options within close proximity to public transit, employment centers, retail and entertainment options, and access to open space for recreation. Houses

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AIA Home Design Trend Survey: Energy-efficient products and systems remain popular despite economic concerns

Washington, D.C. – September 15, 2010 – The troubled housing market has homeowners concerned about affordability with an increasing preference for functionality over extravagance in special function rooms and home features. There also continues to be a strong willingness to

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AIA Home Design Trend Survey: Residential market beginning to show signs of improved business conditions

Washington, D.C. – June 21, 2010 – The prolonged economic downturn in the housing market, coupled with growing concerns about rising utility costs has resulted in greater interest in smaller homes and lot sizes. There have also been some broader

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AIA Home Design Trend Survey: Homeowner preferences lean to energy efficiency and simplicity in design

Washington, D.C – March 9, 2010 – Without the rapid appreciation in home values seen between 1995 and 2005, design of kitchens and bathrooms has recently been somewhat more modest. Functionality is now preferred to more and larger kitchens and

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