House-hunters perusing real estate listings are more and more likely these days to come across a property that includes a wrapping room: space dedicated to the art of preparing presents for giving. These rooms, along with others that are set aside specifically for a homeowner’s craft activities, typically are found in larger, high-end dwellings. But even smaller residences are finding a way to incorporate wrapping rooms — for instance, by converting a closet into a station equipped with paper and ribbon dispensers along with storage bins holding tissue paper, bows, and gift bags. And at least one builder, KB Home, has made the wrapping room part of its model units. “I’ve seen in custom homes a greater willingness to personalize,” notes Dean Jones, owner of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Seattle. “If you’re a mom who does a lot of charity work and entertaining, it would make sense to have a wrapping room, just like having a workout room makes sense for someone who likes to exercise regularly. It’s all about integrating lifestyle into the design of your home.” | Read More