The Most Sought after Room in a House
By Lori Stephan
Country Pride Realty, Inc.
Forty years ago Better Homes and Gardens magazine coined a term that is used extensively in real estate – the “family room.” Since then, the family room has grown into one of the most sought-after rooms by people in the house market.
Consider the following from a consumer preference survey by the National Association of Home Builders and Better Homes & Gardens:
• Sixty-four percent said that the basic price of a house must include a family room.
• Seven out of ten home buyers said that even with a den, a family room or great room is a must.
• Forty-five percent said that they want kitchens and family rooms that are open to each other, but with a divider, such as a counter.
The survey concluded that an open kitchen-family room will make a house
Currently family rooms are larger than early ones. Architects are beginning to design “space zones.” One zone is adult-oriented; another, children oriented. Both are usually connected with the kitchen and deck or patio.
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