The demise of the formal living room.....and other not so popular home features!
I remember dusting the formal living room when I was growing up thinking what a waste of time, we NEVER sit in here! Over the years showing homes I have seen couples, especially younger couples, show no interest in formals, living or dining. For one, they don't have the formal furniture and they want more of a computer room or place to plug in all of their devices!
According to market watch new home builders are taking note of the "younger generation" and building more practical and value consicious items such as :
Walk in Closets
Larger Separate Laundry Rooms
Energy Saving Appliances
Energy Efficient Windows
Flat Screen Wiring
Outdoor kitchens, grand foyers, formal rooms and even media rooms are being omitted for the more practical energy efficient home!