Talk about being in a “no flex zone”, gone are the days when it was en vogue to live in the lap of luxury and brag about. Even humble-bragging is frowned down on nowadays. The Great Recession taught Americans a lot, mainly that can get by — and still be happy — while living on far less.
Naturally, this mentality has changed the face of the housing and rental markets. Large, restaurant-quality, professional-chef inspired kitchen featuring large appliances such as SubZero refrigerators are out. However, kitchens designed around entertaining and featuring high-efficiency appliances are in. It’s not that luxury is completely out of style, it’s just that Americans are taking a different approach to it.
For example, luxury city apartments, such as downtown, (more…)
23 Jan 2015