The home office makes sense to be on this list. I hear of more and more clients and friends who have split schedules with only certain days they go to the office. Or, better yet, they are moved home for good and drive or FLY in once in a while!
Home Design Trends Survey
Special Function Rooms Increasing in Popularity
According to the American Institute of Architects's home design trends survey for second quarter 2011, some special function rooms, such as home offices, outdoor living areas, and inlaw suites have seen increased popularity over the past year.
Some other special function rooms have shown declines in interest from 2010 to 2011, including interior greenhouses, pet rooms/interior kennels, and storm rooms/safe rooms.
AIA's survey shows these special function rooms as having an increasing interest level in 2011:
- Hobby/game room
- In law suites
- Mud room
- Home office
- Outdoor living
Here is a chart of AIA's survey results:
Learn more about these special function rooms - outdoor living spaces, home offices, mud rooms, and in law suites - in central North Carolina new homes:
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