Wine cellar, workout room, or extra bedroom?
- The trend toward multi-generational housing is affecting design changes.
- Doubling up seems to be persisting, particularly in areas with high housing costs.
- Extra bedrooms may bring more value than a bigger garage.
- College has become more expensive and often takes longer than four years… and the kids may need a place to stay. And many find that separate is often better when living with adult children.
McMansions may be making a comeback with a twist: Less garage space and more bedrooms. The biggest drive for these design changes is the trend toward multi-generational living arrangements… Having an extra bedroom with bath that is separate from the other bedrooms favored. Think of it as a guest suite with multiple use options.
USA Today, December 27, 2012