“Upstairs Den?” “Family Room #2?”  “Upper Level Lounge?”

First, laundries migrated from dark, dingy basements to the upper level.

Now, the home’s living spaces are following them upstairs.

Versatile, Multi-Function Space (and Light!)

Specifically, many new construction homes in the Twin Cities now feature an upstairs sitting area ” typically near the top of the stairs ” that can be variously used as kids’ hangout area; a second Amusement Room (complete with flat panel TV); or even as a second home office (though the space is typically not very private).

The other advantage of an upstairs living area:  aesthetically, an open/light area is more appealing than a long hallway.

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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