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Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Dec 28, 2011 @ 06:12 AM

New Home Design Trends - 2011 AIA Survey

Special Function Rooms Becoming More Popular 

According to the home design trends survey for 2nd quarter 2011 from the American Institute of Architects, several special function rooms, such as home offices, outdoor living spaces, and mother-in-law suites have seen increased popularity from 2010 to 2011. 

A few other special function rooms have shown a decline in interest during this time period, including greenhouses, pet rooms/interior kennels, and storm rooms/safe rooms.

AIA's survey shows the following special function rooms as having an increasing interest level in 2011:

Hobby/game rooms show a come-back, from their decline in interest in 2009-2010 survey results.

Here is a chart of AIA's 2nd quarter 2011 special function room survey results:


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