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The age of the McMansion may be over!

2012 Lifestyle Trends

Among Builder's 10 Lifestyle Trends to watch for in 2012, look for community gardens, multigenerational housing and working from the home.

You should also note the rise of the DIYer as well as "living smaller." The former might be partially attributed to the rise in the DIY show. But it's not just DIY projects around the house that will be on the increase. Smaller DIY hobbies like woodworking and furniture-making will grow in popularity with the large number of folks retiring.

As for "living smaller," well, that's simply nice to see -- a push back against the McMansion trend that saw giant carbon footprint homes of thousands upon thousands of square feet. Wasted space, wasted energy.

Take a look at the full article to see all the trends. Which one will you be a part of?


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