A recent survey by the American Institute of Architects has found that the most well-liked rooms in today's homes are the home office, mud room and media room. Homeowners also want some combination of kitchen and great room where the family can interact. No longer "hot" are three-car garages, guest rooms, and formal living rooms. In fact, many home buyers are now willing to buy a home without a living room at all.
Another design trend with staying power is spa baths. These over-sized spaces combine several current trends: creating comfortable environments for aging, bringing back the luxuries of travel, and spending more time in our homes. The experts tell us that the spa bathroom is a must-have if you want to sell your home.