The most popular areas of the home also are gaining new functions as the housing market begins its recovery.
By Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA
AIA Chief Economist
Although the housing market remains very weak by historical standards, signs that this sector of the economy is strengthening are beginning to emerge, particularly in the realm of kitchen and bath design. These two areas of the home generally get the most attention from their occupants, and therefore are the last areas to feel cutbacks as market conditions tighten, and the first to recover as conditions begin to improve. Read more