As an interior designer of homes for high net worth clients, I have seen increased requests to have kitchens and some baths enlarged to meet the requirements for many hi tech appliances and gadgets. It seems that my recent clients are not alone in their needs.
A recent published article from the American Institute of Architects describes this recent trend as the economy has begun to improve. As they note, I too am seeing more space needed for ports and electronic devices in the kitchen, bath and morning bars off master baths, and media/family room centers. Everyone has at least 2 iPads, iPhones and a gambit of items to plug into a power source.
In a recent interview a national reporter wanted to know if there was truth to the trend that the master bath jaccusi style tub was being replaced by a large shower. My answer is-- absolutely! Everyone wants the mutiple body sprays, overhead rain showers, double shower heads and a TV with sound systems. Big is back and this is now the luxury location.
Please see the link below to the AIA article for your review. I'll forward my interview next when it is published.