Last week, the National Association of Home Builders awarded 127 single-family, multifamily, remodeling, and community projects at the 2016 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) at the 2017 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.
The range of projects showcase a variety of prominent design trends expected to pop up in homes and communities over the next several years. Across the board, contemporary architecture is growing in popularity and spreading from the coasts and the Sun Belt to markets considered more “traditional,” according to Bill Sanderson, one of eight BALA judges this year.
“Community planning is being taken to a new level,” said Sue Bady, another BALA judge. “Varied elevations make for more interesting streetscapes. Age-targeted amenities offer something for everyone, and outdoor spaces are designed for active pursuits as well as relaxation. In other words, home buyers have more choices than ever.”