Researchers asked people to identify what settings they favored for restoration, the preferred social context, and how a limited time budget affected restoration experiences. Another study investigated how being with others affected restorative experiences.
Builder recently conducted a poll of architects, remodelers, builders, and consumers. They report: "The vast majority—88 percent—of builders surveyed said that their customers are more design conscious than buyers five years ago."
Sarah Susanka describes the basic architectural principles that create a homelike setting.
More homes across the country are being built with privacy in mind.
There are now more one-person households in the United States than households comprised of married couples with children.
A recent survey of new and used home buyers sponsored by Builder and the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard revealed reasons why new-home purchasers bought new or used homes.
Friedman develops the position that homes should be designed so that they can be readily reconfigured in the future.
The American Porch is loaded with information about the history of the front porch in America. It is well-researched and surprisingly easy to read.