Designing a new home or re-designing an existing one has seen some major changes over the years. What was once deemed important to a relatively small segment of the population is now seen as both contemporary and necessary to today’s home buyers.

Home builders and contractors have seen the change in the preferences for living spaces in today’s fast paced world. What many buyers and homeowners are demanding are comfortable spaces and reduced home energy costs.

Let us explore what is emerging as must-have’s that are also considered “eco-friendly” (in harmony with the environment), chic and smart!


Here are the top 8 features according to several of the leading, innovative architects and designers today.

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