There’s no doubt the pandemic has changed almost everything about everyday life – from work to entertainment, shopping to education. Home design is also responding to the new normal in a myriad of ways. For example, more defined spaces versus the popular open floor plan might become more desirable to allow for much needed privacy when the entire household is learning and working from home.
Below are other ways home design and function could look different in the future. If you and your crew are looking for a home with these or other features, contact a Savvy + Co. Real Estate agent today and explore the possibilities!
Today’s homes are pulling double – and even triple-duty. No longer just a place to eat, sleep and entertain, your address is now the office, gym, favorite restaurant, creative outlet and so much more. Homes with a finished basement, extra bedroom, loft, enclosed porch or other areas with space to spread out and dive into work or hobbies will be very popular.
The Great Outdoors
When staying connected to friends and family means being six feet apart, a large, versatile outdoor space is quickly moving to the top of the “must-have” list. Outside places to relax, work and play offer a change of scenery and the opportunity to get some fresh air. Tomorrow’s homeowners will be looking for large decks, built-in fire pits, fenced yards, gardens and functional landscaping.
Low Touch Technology
No-touch features make life easier and cleaner! With keyless entry, touchless thermostats, automatic faucets and refrigerators that can tell you what you need without opening the door – be assured this technology will really make a home standout. Also look for more copper, brass and bronze materials as they are not only beautiful but have natural antimicrobial properties.
Less trips to the store means a higher demand for storage space. Larger pantries, garages, attics, basements and furnishings that can keep food and supplies hidden will continue to be a hot commodity.
Let the Sunshine In
From potted plants and large windows, to indoor herb gardens and natural materials, bringing the outside in makes a home beautiful, healthy and feel more open. Living greenery cleans the air and furnishings made with natural materials can stand up to more wear and tear.