Dream HomeWhat does "Dream Home" mean to Gen Xers? One recent article, discussed that very thing . . . check it out:
Dream homes for every age group
For Gen X'ers, it's all about amenities
Jamila RobinsonSt. Louis Post-Dispatch Aug. 5, 2006 12:00 AM
What makes a dream home? A South Beach villa? Stick-style Victorian? The one Barbie had? Images of fantasy mansions may come to mind, but for 25- to 40-year-olds, the amenities that a house offers can make it a dream home.
A recent study conducted by GFK Roper, a global research organization, found that for post-boomer generations, the ideal home is a reflection of values and aspirations.
For Generation X, the group of people born between 1965 and 1977, and their younger counterparts born after 1978 - often called Generation Y or echo boomers - a dream house isn't always extra acreage or a cul-de-sac. To this group - more than 81 million Americans - a dream house is one that provides comfort, security, style and technology.
Read the rest of the article here.
Did you catch that quote? "Gen X-ers are at childbearing age. That means that Gen-X homes are about the family center. They are looking for things that help them organize and eradicate clutter and chaos."
I love how EVERYONE is talking about the "family center" that Gen Xers value so much! And when I started looking around my home, I have to agree:
Dining room . . . large enough for our family plus a few guest to have dinner TOGETHER every night.
Office . . . that has a custom desk my husband built. It wraps around three walls, so my kids and I can work side-by-side.
Living room . . . large enough to seat a dozen comfortably. Because if each of my kids have a friend over, we're almost up to a dozen!
Porch swing . . . so we can interact with kids while they play outside.
What about you? What does your dream home include? How does this relate your values?