Home design trends in the covid era-
The pandemic struck and shook up life as we knew it. It changed home design dramatically, and the lockdown was at the forefront of the transformation.
However, it is important to note that in times of hardship, we can often find moments of creativity and inspiration.
The home design industry, in particular, has been influenced and changed by the events of the past year. Homeowners have had more time than ever to focus on home renovations and redesigns and this is reflected in their current home design and renovation choices.
Here are five ways the pandemic has impacted home renovation trends so far:
1. Home Offices are here to stay
One of the biggest impacts of the pandemic has been the shift to remote work, which has forced people to rethink their homes as places of productivity.
One major change that we’ve seen is the need for more space in homes to accommodate the current work-from-home lifestyle that many people have adopted. Many renovations now include new office spaces and improvements to existing ones to create better working environments.
2. Smart Home Upgrades are in demand
Since staying at home has become the new normal, technology has increasingly become a necessity. Covid caused us to recognize how technology helps us with everyday tasks.
As a result, Smart home upgrades are becoming increasingly popular in renovation projects.
Such upgrades include touchless lighting controls, security systems with cameras that allow homeowners to see who is at the door or gate, automatic doors for garages and front entryways, smart thermostats that can be operated remotely and smart locks.
These upgrades allow homeowners to control many different aspects of their homes remotely.
3. Increased Emphasis on Hygiene
Homeowners are adding comfort and safety features such as air purifiers, UV lights in the HVAC system and germicidal lamps in bathrooms. Hands-free faucets and toilets are also becoming more popular.
4. Open Floor Plans Are Out
Now that most of us are working from home and spending more time at home with our families we’re looking for a little more privacy. That means open floor plans — once the rage in new home construction and remodels — are becoming less popular.
5. Renewed focus on health, wellness and indoor air quality
The pandemic has led to a renewed focus on health, wellness and indoor air quality in home design. In the past few months, homeowners have been spending more time indoors, which has made them aware of air quality issues.
To address this concern, many are installing air filtration systems and high-efficiency ventilation systems. Some are even investing in whole-home generators to ensure they have power if there is an outage.
Others are opting to add more windows, doors and skylights to introduce natural light into the home when possible. Adding windows also helps homeowners save energy by reducing their reliance on artificial lighting during the day.
6. Home gyms have become more important
The pandemic shut down gyms and fitness studios across the country for months at a time, forcing people to work out at home. At-home workout equipment is flying off the shelves as many people are reluctant to return to gyms.
The demand for home gym equipment was so great that some of it was hard to find. As a result, people started devoting more space to exercise areas in their homes, whether they were repurposing an unused room or building an addition or converting a garage or shed into a workout area.
This means that instead of adding in makeshift workout spots, people have been building out dedicated gym spaces in their homes with mirrors, rubber flooring and ventilation so they can get an effective workout without leaving their house.
The home design industry is changing. It’s faster, more efficient, and more collaborative than it has ever been.
We hope that you have enjoyed reading through this article, and have been able to pick up some new insights into the latest home design trends.
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