Most Popular New Home Special Features
Energy Efficiency and Accessible/Easy Living
According to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) second quarter 2011 report, here are the most popular home design special features:
Extra insulation in the attic
Easy to use features (universal design)
These can be divided into two main categories: energy efficiency and easy living.
1. Energy Efficiency
Extra insulation in the attic, alternative insulation
Energy efficient features have remained popular home additions from 2010 to 2011.
Some popular energy efficient features include:
2. Accessibility and Easy Living/Universal Design
Features that promote accessibility and easy living have also remained popular home additions.
Some of the features architects are seeing requested more and more often are:
- First Floor Master Suites
Examples of popular easy living special features include:Watch a video tour of the home pictured here - The Greenhaven.
For more information about trends in popular new home special features, read the full survey and article here: The American Institute of Architects's (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey for the second quarter of 2011