Many homes are now designed so that a common area in the interior of a home—such as the living room, kitchen, or dining room—can flow right into an outdoor space. This not only brings more light to a space, but also makes the room feel much larger, and is great for parties and entertaining.
The kitchen has always been the hub of a home. No matter how big or small, the kitchen is where everyone congregates at a party or family gathering. With that in mind, a spacious open kitchen, complete with a large island and seating, makes it an even better place to gather. A large kitchen island also offers more space for storage or food prep.
Having a comfy place to watch TV has always been desirable, but advances in technology with flat screen TVs and projectors have made home theaters more affordable than ever—not to mention the quality is better. Even 60-inch TVs now come with a relatively low price tag, so there’s more room in your home theater budget for furniture and a quality sound system.
It’s becoming more and more popular for multi-generational families to live together. A dual-use home has more than just extra bedrooms and bathrooms—you might have an extra kitchen or family room, so that everyone can have enough space to enjoy themselves.