(MoneyWatch) Just as fashion changes the way we dress, new trends in design captivate builders and buyers and alter the way we live.
But unlike bell bottoms or thick-rimmed glasses, these trends take much longer to develop. Some design elements in a home, such as a captive kitchen, become less popular over decades, while others, such as air conditioning, become necessities.
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its “2012 Characteristics of New Housing” report, which provides annual statistics on the kind of homes buyers are snapping up as well as the kind of homes builders are building.
Written By ILYCE GLINK
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