New-home design’s most notable trends of 2014 are aimed at what buyers want.
Perkins Lane, a new infill development in downtown Baton Rouge, fits all of today’s hot housing trends with gorgeous detailing and durable, high-quality finishes to boot.
Six of seven accessible features buyers want are rated more “desirable” than “essential,” suggesting that home buyers are purchasing with aging in mind.
Outdoor living spaces for entertaining and relaxing will be in high demand during 2014, according to the Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Check out the top three outdoor design elements and the five most popular features of each.
Commentary from senior executives of the bellwether public home builders confirms one thing. Whether it’s accurate or not to call 2013’s latter-half slowdown a “pause??? or something else, it’s clear that what’s changed is this: Not everything is working, and some things are working very well. That’s called “lumpy.??? So, our focus on five production home builder design mega-trends that will be helpful for 2014 is on those that will materially impact your results in the next 12 months.
Architect Ross Chapin’s walkable neighborhoods connect owners of well-designed houses with their community.
Infill development is becoming a widespread trend nationally, but it varies significantly between housing markets in the country.
GE envisions (mostly) current technology applied to changing social and living needs.
Home offices are taking on new shapes to meet the needs of buyers of all kinds.
Homes with casitas—guest suites that have private entrances or are detached altogether—tie together two big trends: outdoor living and multigenerational households.