Lockdown Home Design Trends
Another lockdown has forced most of us to work from home and spend time in our own interiors. In recent months, everyday life has changed dramatically, along with the way we use our homes. It is close to impossible to predict anything these times, but the functionality of houses is definitely being questioned like never before, which will have an undeniable influence on home renovations and future home designs. How COVID-19 pandemic influences the needs and functions of the living spaces?
Multifunctionality Is the Key
Reconfigurable rooms might become a new desire. A room that changes its function at different times of the day is a dream for many professionals who nowadays have to handle online meetings, interviews, presentations, and kids playing around. Flexible solutions and smart joineries will get a growing demand. A dining room or a living room might require a different configuration which will make your life easier. For example, a transferable desk can be easily tidied up when home office hours are completed. It might be high time to consider rearranging a guest room into an office or a study room for online classes, with a seamlessly folding bed.
Extended with Mudrooms
Coronavirus pandemic will possibly incorporate bigger entryways with more storage space into homes. Extended porches and mudrooms can become the new normal. More roomy transitionary spaces will help to control bringing germs into our interiors. After consulting a building contractor, converting a garage or adding a porch might be a perfect solution to minimalize germs inside the house by leaving coats, shoes and mud outside the living space.
No to Germ Hotspots
Renovators are incorporating smart technology more and more into clients’ homes. As tech goes forward and highly innovative methods are being introduced, no-touch technology will be in the spotlight. Sensor-controlled lights, taps, and appliances navigated with smartphones will slowly replace switches and remote controls. What do you want to change to your home? If you would like to read more about how the pandemic may shape home designs and living spaces trends, please comment below.