Adaptability has evolved into an important concept, and Marcus Hiles says that homes are now being built with open floor plans and flexible rooms that can easily be adjusted to welcome new arrivals for growing families. The idea of implied spaces, which are areas identified by different materials or colors inside ceilings or floors, is a contemporary concept that makes interiors appear larger without traditional obstructions like numerous walls. Breaking through barriers is what contemporary design is all about: large windows provide extra natural light and can replace walls completely, while helping to blend the indoors with the natural world. To make homes more desirable places to hang out, hot tubs, gyms, and spas are in private residences, making relaxation and fitness easier than ever. And as the trend of cooking gourmet-worthy meals has grown, kitchens have followed suit: restaurant-grade appliances and furniture like islands are now standard, and kitchens are typically allotted increased square footage allowing them to be the center of the house, overtaking dining and living rooms as the room where families congregate.

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