The scores were computed as the percentage of respondents who reported increasing popularity minus those who reported decreasing popularity of each item or feature. Popular kitchen products and features included: upper-end appliances, island work areas, drinking water filtration systems and duplicate appliances. For the bathroom, radiant heated floors, multi-head showers, accessibility/universal design, doorless showers, hand showers, towel warming drawers/racks and whirlpool baths topped the list.
The AIA Home Design Trend Survey is conducted quarterly with a panel of 500 architecture firms that concentrate their practice in the residential sector.
For the full report, visit: http://www.aia.org/aiarchitect/thisweek07/0223/0223b_res.cfm.