“A Rose By Any Other Name?”

“Alison Bernstein, the president of the Suburban Jungle real estate agency, based in New York City, finds that buyers are “highly focused on, how do we functionally work at home?” And that focus extends to work space for their children. “Dedicated homework areas are very, very popular,” Ms. Bernstein said.”

–“Seven Ways Telecommuting Has Changed Real Estate”; The New York Times (9/22/19).

I don’t know about New York City, but here in the Upper Midwest, we have a slightly less fancy name for “dedicated homework area”:  we call it, “a Bedroom.”

In the same vein, wanna guess what we call a “dedicated sleeping area?”

Yup, “a Bedroom.”

So, what do you suppose Midwesterners call a “dedicated eating area?”

Nope, that would be “a Kitchen” — although to my kids, the correct answer apparently is (still): “a Bedroom.” 🙂

See also, ““En-suite” vs. “Private” Bathroom“; and “New Home Trend: Upstairs Living Space (But, What Do You Call It??).”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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