Trends in the US reveal that the partitions are falling between the traditional living room, dining room and kitchen. The open plan Family Room which sweeps through to the kitchen is on the rise. Anyone looking for a new home in the UK this spring may have noticed a similar trend as families make the most of limited space.
The remote control has long played a central role in territorial battles waged in living rooms around the world. Yet this once fundamental entertainment tool is gradually being usurped by a bevy of shiny new apps that promise TV control and much, much more, all from the convenience of your mobile handset.