Achieving Home Design Success

Planning for functional outdoor living space is an exterior design essential. Successful AEC professionals can surpass average architectural home designs and create exceptional residential spaces that deliver real value to customers.

The most logical way for AEC professionals to achieve success with exceptional residential spaces is to first take a look at the most in-demand trends and what makes them popular. Then, to position themselves as knowledgeable professionals in the trends they want to explore. And finally, to specify the best building products to achieve the desired results.

The Top Exterior Design Essentials

The American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey provides excellent insight into what residential features are most desired by owners and buyers. Every quarter, hundreds of architecture firms provide project data, allowing a clear picture of new and emerging trends to come into focus.

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This picture is clear – outdoor living space consistently tops the list of what is important to homeowners.

Outdoor Living Space Consistently Tops List of Exterior Design Essentials

Outdoor living space is consistently shown as one of the most desired residential features. While the growth rate fluctuates year to year, its top position of growth in demand dictates that residential designs give consideration to this special function area.

Further, blended indoor/outdoor spaces also rate high on the list. This trend of usable outdoor living space as part of the overall residential lifestyle means creating a harmonious flow with use of space and product choice.