During the last decade as mortgage rates dropped to historic lows and housing prices climbed the new construction in the Connecticut Shoreline towns have mainly been McMansions. Many of these homes include a large bonus room above the 3-car garage that is typically sparsely furnished or cluttered with an abundance of toys.
As the aging Baby Boomer's re-evaluate their housing need the Home Fitness Room is becoming increasingly popular. According to the American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey the Exercise Room has moved into third position as desirable amenities in a home. The Number One feature on the list of specialty rooms is a Home Office and in second place the Media/Theater Room.
As the children age and you are looking for ideas to transform the newly found space in your home designing a personal fitness room may be a good solution for your health as well as your resale value.
Downsizing is also an option, Contact Dan Cummings "The Running Real Estate Agent" to further discuss the housing market.