But by 2006, according to data collected by the Dieringer Research Group, a marketing research company in Brookfield, Wis., more than 28 million Americans were working from home at least part time — an increase of 10 percent from just the year before, and 40 percent from 2002. The American Home Furnishings Alliance reports that 7 in 10 Americans now have offices or designated workstations in their homes, a 112 percent increase since 2000. And a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders found that home offices ranked as the fourth most important feature in a new upscale home, just ahead of security.Read the entire article, The Office, Housebroken.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Julie Scelfo has written an interesting article in the New York Times about the proliferation of home offices, increasingly as a status symbol. Here's a snip from January 3, 2008: