Bruce McNeilage was in his home office on an important Zoom call when he heard an unwelcome sound. Amazon was making a delivery and everyone could hear the driver knocking on the front door.
“I recorded the call. You can clearly hear the driver knocking,” said McNeilage, a real estate developer who, like many people, has been working from home during the pandemic.
His solution was to transform the basement of his home into a quiet Zoom room. He isn’t the only one.
Zoom rooms are beginning to appear in the floor plans of new houses. They are one of the ways the designs of homes are changing to keep up with the way people live, work and play in them today.
‘It’s quiet and it always looks good’
The home office became a must-have item last year. But for couples who both work from home, that raised a question. Who gets the office and who has to work from the dining room table? Where do the kids set up their computers for remote class?