Monday, January 7, 2008

Rise of the Home Office

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:
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.

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