Here’s what homeowners and designers really want from a home
The numbers come from an online survey of 200 independent design and architect professionals along with 500 homeowners who have renovated in the past five years or intend to do so in the next year.
Here are some of the most notable findings from the report.
Resimmercial Is Hotter Than Ever
Design by Barry Dixon
Heather Anne Thomas
One of the hallmarks of the report was how design is being influenced by travel. The report stated that 70 per cent of designers get inspiration from hotels and resorts, while 58 per cent find inspiration in travel destinations. Barry Dixon, of Barry Dixon Inc. noted that “sumptuous bed” and “luxurious bathrooms” should be replicated at home. “And every room can use a bar cart!” Most homeowners would drink to that idea.
The Future of the Bathroom Is The Spathroom
Design Jeremy Design Associates
The days of standard toilets, sinks, and tubs are over. Bathrooms are the second largest investment in a home. Therefore, the design is of utmost importance. Both designers and homeowners chose a spa-inspired design for their bathroom (69 percent designers and 53 percent homeowners) in the report. Both groups ranked a spa-inspired bathroom within their top three home priorities overall.”
The kitchen is king
To the surprise of no one–designers and homeowners ranked the kitchen their top priority. According to the report, “As kitchens continue to become more personalized, design-driven spaces, a ‘dream kitchen’ is at the top of nearly everyone’s list.”
Sustainability Becomes More Important
Sustainability is a sustainable trend
Sustainability has been a trend in recent years but it’s becoming more important than ever. Data showed that 70 per cent of designers and 58 per cent of homeowners chose sustainable products. 84 percent of designers looked for products made with responsibly sourced materials and 82 percent wanted products made with recycled materials.