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AIA Survey: Home Design Trends

AIA Survey: Home Design Trends

Your clients who want to incorporate aging-in-place features to accommodate multiple generations under one roof may be interested in findings from the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey.

So too will those who want to upgrade their homes for better functionality to respond to the ongoing pandemic.

The quarterly AIA surveys provide a snapshot of residential trends that architects are seeing and measure whether a feature’s popularity rose or fell.

Due to pandemic work-at-home situations, home offices, outdoor living spaces, and multi-function rooms, and flexible space all increased in popularity, according to the AIA’s research from the third quarter of 2020.

Other wished-for features included mudrooms, au pair and in-law suites, space for exercise and yoga, and sunrooms and three-season porches.

Among the increasingly popular features for accommodating multi-generational living were a first-floor primary bedroom, on-grade entry, and easy-to-use features like handles. 

To see the complete charts and find more about the AIA survey, see