Minneapolis Luxury Home Trends

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey for 2006 focused specifically on identifying the systems, technologies, and the functional rooms desired by homeowners. While the study covered the spectrum of home prices, the results are still indicative of what’s on the mind of today’s Minnesota luxury home buyer. Take a look and see if any of these appeal to you!
AIA Home Design Trends Survey highlights for 2006

Most popular special function rooms

Home office 49%
Media / home theater 21%
Exercise / fitness 6%
Hobby / game rooms 6%
Au-pair / in-law suites 4%
Kid’s wing / guest wing 4%

Special home features Desired

Extra insulation 45%
Ramps / elevators 41%
Hurricane resistant design 4%
Easy-to-use features 32%
Three or more car garages 23%

Systems / Technologies Desired

Wireless telecom / data 67%
Energy management 54%
Central audio 40%
Security 37%
Automated lighting 36%

Desired Home Product Characteristics

Energy-efficient 68%
Low maintenance 61%
Tank-less water heaters 58%
Synthetic / engineered 54%
Reclaimed / salvaged 53%
Water saving 45%
Thermal moisture control 44%
Indoor air quality 41%
Fireplace 10%

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