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Zoom rooms and Zen zones - what buyers and tenants want post-pandemic

Cinema rooms are being replaced by home offices, while relaxation zones are superseding the guest room, with the coronavirus pandemic prompting a seismic shift in what homeowners and renters want from residence.

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The concept of a Zen zone isn't restricted to one room, rather it's a philosophy that applies to the entire home. Photo: Stockland

Cinema rooms are being replaced by home offices, while relaxation zones are superseding the guest room, with the coronavirus pandemic prompting a seismic shift in what homeowners and renters want from residence.

Independent research commissioned by one of Australia’s biggest developers, ASX-listed Stockland, revealed that the pandemic has moved the goalposts for people’s expectations not only of their home, but also their neighbourhood.

The res…