Over-The-Top Home Theaters Make A Comeback

Home theaters, which took a definite hit during the recession, are rising in popularity for the first time since the economic downturn. In 2007, 23.8% of residential architects surveyed by the American Institute of Architects described them as the most popular special function room among their clients. Their popularity steadily declined until 2013, when only 4.1% of architects said they were popular. This year, they’ve rebounded, with 6.2% of architects rating them as important. “On net people say that’s declining in popularity,” says Kermit Baker, the AIA’s chief economist. “But there’s a subset who say ‘For my audience, that’s really critical: Number one on the list.’”

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/erincarlyle/2014/09/29/over-the-top-home-theaters-are-back-8-of-the-quirkiest-ones/

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