So as I'm working on my bathroom I've noticed something: places that sell fixtures all seemed fixed on the concept of the 200-300 square foot bathroom. Try to find any place showcasing a small half-bath idea. I can show you several bathroom showcases with a fireplace, claw-foot tub in the center of the room, toilet, bidet, and huge cabinets. Sure, I'd love to have a bathroom that big. Why can't you show me some ideas for an <20 square foot half-bathroom? Same with kitchens. The new big innovation seems to be focused on building houses with 400-500 square foot kitchens when Americans are increasingly going out to eat. Why does everyone want a show-case kitchen with two ovens when they only cook in it maybe 20-30 times per year? Seems like a big waste of space. I have modestly sized bathrooms and kitchens in my 30 year old house. The focus is on larger living spaces. Are the showcases dictating design? I can see bathroom and kitchen appliance and fixture vendors wanting to create the concept of larger spaces since these rooms tend to have more purchased and installed parts and since they may be the only "branded" rooms in the house (meaning visible matching logos everywhere). I think about the living room. This is where my TV sits and my son likes to play. It's relatively safe (in comparison with the kitchen) and quite comfortable. I think about the non-electrical purchased items in this room: sofa, recliner, tables, chairs, blankets, furniture. No one ever asks me "What brand of sofa is that?" It's "Where did you get your sofa? Where did you get your tables?" Yet you can walk into my kitchen and see Kitchenaid everywhere. Nice matching appliances like a good little kitchen. So do furniture manufacturers need to start self-branding in order to achieve focus on the living room? In 20-30 years, will big kitchens and bathrooms still be considered trendy, or will people realize how often they cook and say "Why on earth would anyone want a kitchen this big when it's eating into the Family room's space"?