Curious about this, if you live in a city does your house have a dedicated shop? Not necessarily a large shop filled with machines, but an area with a work bench where you can work on something without having to put a tarp down to protect the floor or carpet.
I'm asking this because I think I'm seeing a trend away from workshop spaces. In my in-city neighborhood the houses are from 30 to 80 years old. Originally they all had unfinished basements with storage and a work area.
Now as these houses change ownership I see the sales listings, houses nearly identical to my 4 bedroom house suddenly have 6+ bedrooms. Going through these homes I see the basements invariably have been turned into living space with tiny, rat holes bedrooms.
What's with this?
Adding to the confusion is my city, Seattle, is rapidly becoming unaffordable for young couples with children, the housing is just plain too expensive. Yet, there seem to be a super premium on having lots and lots of bedrooms.
How is it where you live?