Think of the rooms in your house. What pops into your mind first? The kitchen, perhaps? Maybe the bathroom or your kid's bedroom. I bet many of you said the family room/den/great room/whatever room you and your family hang out in the most, the one with the TV and comfy couch.
Um, did anyone say living room? You know, that room other than the den, with the firmer couch (possibly wrapped in plastic) and matching wing-back chairs. Anyone? Bueller?
The National Association of Home Builders says that by 2015, what is known as the living room will be merged with another space, like the great room. I'm not surprised. Really, who needs a living room these days? Definitely not the modern mom or any kids that have chores.