Have you ever found yourself sitting at a table with your kids and no one is talking because everyone is focused on their smart phone? Technology is great, but with our ever-increasing exposure to it and social networking sources, we’re at risk of actually becoming less social. With technology taking up more and more of our time, I find myself yearning to connect with people in a real way…and I don’t think I’m alone.
Social media and technology are wonderful for keeping in touch with friends and family, but this is certainly not a replacement for connecting in real life. Some of my best childhood memories are hanging out at my grandparent’s house – on the porch, in the kitchen, in the cellar. It never really mattered what we were doing because what I remember most is just being there with family and friends.
At Legacy Builders Group, I’m exposed to trends in home remodeling regularly and I’m seeing many people reaching back to the days of the home being the center of life, not technology.
We’re creating better spaces for family gatherings and building relationships – bigger kitchens, covered porches and decks, great room additions designed to cultivate an environment to connect with those we care about most.
I’m so pleased to see these trends taking shape in the homes and with the families we’re fortunate to work with.
While at a gather of friends recently, my college-aged daughter commented “who needs reality TV…when we have real life?” I couldn’t agree more.