Hospitality Interior Design Trends Bridge Millennials and Baby Boomers

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Hospitality design trends for 2017 indicate we will see both millennials and baby boomers with contrasting wants and needs, and accordingly, the industry will see challenges resulting from meeting those needs. In order to be successful, hotels will need to find the right mix of features to appeal to each […] Read more »

Empty-nesters seek to banish their home’s haphazard look

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  By Jaci Conry   July 25, 2017 After 19 years living in their Colonial Revival Cape-style home, Linda and Marc Shpilner decided it was finally time for a change. They wanted a larger kitchen with a breakfast area, an office, another bathroom, and a garage. “We entertain a lot,” […] Read more »

Designing for boomers

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GLOBAL REPORT—Today, about 10,000 baby boomers will reach the retirement age of 65. And about the same number will cross that threshold every day for the next 16 years, according to the Pew Research Center. That is creating a highly prized new category of leisure travelers who are increasingly the […] Read more »

Top Amenities for 2017, from Millennials to Boomers

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There is a lot of talk about what Millennials want in multifamily amenities—and it usually involves speed, ease and the latest technology—but of course, they are not the only ones to consider this year. Property owners also recognize the downsizing Baby Boomers as another key demographic. That said, it is […] Read more »

The Great Baby Boomer Retirement Plan: Downsize your life

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Baby Boomers are increasingly downsizing to smaller homes or opting out of homeownership entirely in order to prepare for retirement, according to a new study from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The survey pointed out that tens of millions of Baby Boomers will soon migrate into retirement, and could soon […] Read more »

24 Beautiful Master Bathrooms

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Okay. We may not want to think about bathrooms any more than we have to, but when you’re talking about the bathrooms in your home, you want them to be as nice as possible. This is especially true of the master bathroom, as this is where you’ll be getting ready […] Read more »

10 Bathroom Trends for 2017

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I admit it, one of my favorite parts of my job is identifying emerging trends. Whether it’s tracking interiors, graphic design, or even music, I love it all. In so far as interior trends for 2017, bathrooms are really standing out. Although these usually small – yet important – rooms […] Read more »

How Small is Too Small: What Makes a Tiny House Tiny?

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One question that intrigued me was this one:  “I’d be curious to know where folks think “tiny” ends and “small” begins. I dream of downsizing to a smaller space, but I don’t think I could live in a tiny house for an extended period.” This is an interesting question so […] Read more »