Being adaptable is increasingly important and Marcus Hiles says that homes are being built with open floor plans and flexible room-space that can easily be adjusted to accommodate changes required for growing families. The idea of implied spaces—zones differentiated by different materials or colors found in ceilings or floors—is a contemporary way to make interiors look larger while avoiding traditional obstructions like multiple walls. Front-line design is all about changing the expected norm: bigger windows allow for extra natural light and can completely replace walls, while hallowing the indoors to blend with the outside world. Adding luxury items such as, hot tubs, fitness areas and spas to private residences, make relaxation and fitness easier than ever. As well, as the interest in homemade meals and gourmet cooking has grown, so have kitchen sizes: with restaurant-grade appliances and furniture like islands, kitchens are characteristically given additional overall square footage and have become the center of the house, overtaking dining and living rooms as the place families come together. Read More: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/marcus-hiles—-discusses-the-latest-current-architectural-design-trends-2016-09-15