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Beyond the money trends, I've already seen some of the architectural trends in new construction happening for quite some time - most notably, smaller homes. Unfortunately, I really don't see many homes with two master suites to accommodate larger families.
In planning for living in smaller spaces, here's a guide for versatile double-duty spaces, furnished with double-duty pieces. As usual, it goes without saying that your furniture should include hidden storage. My favorites include an ecletic stair case, headboard, and a secret door.
Conversely, if you need more rooms, but don't have them - you can create them. The Sliding Door Company has endless options for room dividers. Again, I would aim for double functionality, and there are plenty of ideas here.
I'm curious - what do you think of a home with 2 master bedrooms? Would you want one upstairs and downstairs? On the same floor, opposite ends of the home?
PS In local (to me) news, Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency throughout California, including a call for a voluntary statewide reduction in water consumption. Here are 8 Simple Ways To Conserve Water, though there are hundreds of ways to conserve.