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Homeowners Continue to Look for Aging-In-Place Design Solutions

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Homeowners Continue to Look for Aging-In-Place Design Solutions

Today’s homeowners are more educated than ever and they consciously look to make the most sound purchasing decisions for not only the here and now but for the future as well. In this continuously improving market, buyers want homes that offer flexibility in design to accommodate aging-in-place as well as multiple generations living under one roof, as they know solutions to these issues early on will give them the most bang for their buck.

The American Institute of Architects uncovered these key points in its recent Home Design Trends Survey, which covered activity during Q2 2014. This latest survey focused on emerging features such as home systems, technologies and function rooms.

“As many households become caretakers for aging relatives, separate living suites have become popular options for accommodations,” said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. “Homeowners want to ensure that their homes can support the needs of aging parents who may be staying for an extended period of time and other visitors with accessibility needs.”

Products that promote sustainability, as well as home automation features are showing up with increasing demand in both new and remodeled homes. Special function rooms, which were mostly removed from homes during the housing downturn, are now slowly making a comeback.

Read the full article from AIA here.

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