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Saturday, June 10, 2017


AIA Home Design Trends Survey Results

As a card carrying member of the American Institute of Architects, I get invited each year to participate in surveys along with other AIA members across the country to generate data on the latest home design trends for custom designed residences. Yesterday, results of the survey were published in the Q1 report covering "Home and Property Design," which highlights Home Size, Home Layout/Design, and Home Exteriors. More details on each of these below along with some of my personal commentary.

Home size: Home sizes may be peaking for this cycle. I see this as a by-product of many new homes moving back to urban walkable neighborhoods in recent years where the lots are smaller and so are the houses built on them.

Home layout/design: Accessibility remains central, while adding extra units popular option for home layout/design. Each of these metrics, with the exception of micro-homes, has to do with flexibility and adaptability. One of the core principles of the Oakley Home 2.0 project that I wrote about in my recent LinkedIn Article.

Home exteriors: Providing outdoor living options continues to be popular use of property. I am glad outdoor living space is such a popular design feature because between the front porch, roof deck, rear deck, and walkout basement patio, the Oakley Home 2.0 @ 3874 Isabella has four of them.