Architects Say Home Office is Most Popular With Clients

Architects Say Home Office is Most Popular With Clients

Taryn Williford
Sep 30, 2010

Home design sure is a trendy industry. Like conventional fashion, there's a small group of thought leaders that dictate what's hot (Anyone remember that "Cerulean Sweater" scene in The Devil Wears Prada? Just me?). So when a survey of architects reveals that the home office is now the most requested special function room in renovations or new construction, we're thinking that we should gear up to see heck of a lot more office porn here at Unplggd.

American Institute of Architects' latest survey on home design trends revealed that 31 percent of architects say the home office is the most popular special function room requested in new homes or additions. (The runners up were outdoor living space, with 22 percent, and the mud room, with 19 percent.)

Most of us don't have professional architects at our disposal, who are able to build and shape rooms to suit our needs. Our home office needs to be carved from a room or a nook that already exists in our space. A homeowner with spare closets might build a closet office, for example

The funny thing is, our spaces were once somebody's new construction—from 5, 10 or 200 years ago. The way our homes are shaped and divided is a direct result of the trends of the time they were built.

So seeing that so many people are requesting dedicated home offices means that the future is sure to be ripe with plenty of perfect workspaces!


(Images: Hulsta furniture)

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