Real Estate News & Trends August 2, 2022

America’s New Favorite Room in the House!

For some time, the family room has been the favorite room in the house of many homeowners. Whether referred to as the den, the rec room, or the playroom, this is the space where homeowners get to spend quality time with other members of the household, as well as guests who may stop by.

However, as the significant increase in time spent at home during the pandemic has changed preferences, homeowners now favor quieter and more private areas in the home.

In a survey of more than 2,000 Americans, there’s a new favorite room: the primary bedroom. In the survey, conducted by Ally Home, some respondents said it’s their new favorite spot because it’s where “they can hide from family members.”

Here are the five favorite rooms in the house, according to the Ally Home survey:

  • Primary (Owner’s) bedroom: 27%
  • Family room: 14%
  • Kitchen: 10%
  • Main bath: 9%
  • Man or woman cave: 7%

Spending so much time at home over the last few months has also sparked a wave of house projects among many homeowners. Another new development is that 88% of the 2,000 homeowners surveyed say they’re considering improvements to their homes to make it more “staycation-ready.”

The most popular projects center on the outdoors:

  • 38% are considering installing an in-ground or above-ground pool or spa.
  • 35% are considering building an outdoor athletic court.
  • 29% are considering improvements to their porch, deck or patio.

If your bedroom is no longer serving as a great escape for you, maybe you’re ready for a move? Let a Coldwell Banker Wallace agent help you get where you’d like to go!