How Baby Boomers Compare to Other Home Buyers

Baby boomers are making their mark on housing once again, this time as they age toward retirement—and whether moving up, downsizing or purchasing a second home, their preferences are clear-cut across the board. According to a recently released study by the National Association of Home Builders...

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The Must Have List of the Millennial Homebuyer

For years, consumer buying power and purchasing trends have focused around baby boomers. However, within the past several years, the spotlight has shifted to the 80-plus million Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 known as millennials. Now the largest demographic group in history,...

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Landscape Design Trends for 2016

Landscape design has reversed course over the seasons, as the indoors further move outward and the outdoors become an extension of household living. The trend, ever evolving, shows no signs of slowing down this year, either. “The latest trends reflect the desire to bring the indoors...

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Trough Sinks and Free-Standing Tubs for 2016 Custom Home Design

Looking at designing a new bathroom(s) in 2016? Our contacts at decoratorswisdom.com are steering clients toward three trends taking hold in custom home bathroom design: 1. Trough Sinks - According to the site, a “trough sink” also known as a “double sink” is more elegant than it sounds....

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Timeless Versus Classic Kitchen Design

A smartly-designed kitchen—one that caters to both the current and long-term—will serve the needs of your household for years to come. But what does “smartly-designed” mean? “Designing a kitchen is 50 percent science; it's about making the space efficient and functional right down to the placement...

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Bringing Indoor Comforts Outdoors in Custom Home Design

More homeowners than ever are incorporating outdoor living spaces into the design of their custom homes—and with the outdoor living market expected to top $5.7 billion this year, it’s safe to say the trend isn’t fading any time soon. “The trend used to be toward bringing...

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The Future of Residential Home Design

Accessibility. Automation. Conservation. Health. Safety. These themes are expected to shape the future of residential home design, according to a recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) report. “Historically, the dominant factors in home design have been economic and demographic shifts,” says AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker....

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