Recent research from the popular online real estate service Zillow.com indicates that American homeowners have big plans for their homes in the fall, with many of us planning ambitious home improvement projects and renovations. The study found that over half of United States homeowners are planning to make updates to their homes, with the most popular additions being playrooms and home offices.
As we come off of our more leisurely summer schedules and transition into new routines, our demands of our living spaces change as well. So it’s not surprising that many of us are seriously considering updating our home workspaces with amenities like coffee bars and mini-kitchens to accommodate longer working hours and a need for flexibility when juggling kids and career. More and more of us are taking our work home, so a home office is an increasingly viable solution for the increasing demands on the modern professional’s time. Homeowners (and families, in general) increasingly need furniture that can perform double and even triple duty, as home offices will often serve as guest bedrooms, playrooms, etc. when no one’s on the clock.
Playrooms in their own right are also growing in popularity, hand-in-hand with a new focus on integrating both physical and mental play for recreation. Eco-friendly materials are especially sought-after for playrooms. But the appeal of these multi-purpose areas doesn’t end with learning and fun—many families can use the space for other things, like parties, projects and even for storage.
Here at The RoomPlace, we acknowledge that as our lifestyles change, so do our requirements for our homes. If your furniture isn’t keeping up, come see us to get the pieces you need to get the most out of your space. We’d love to show you through your Chicagoland furniture options as we head into Fall! Stop by one of our many furniture store locations today.