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!

Living room with white walls and medium wood floors and wood front door open to kitchen with white cabinets stainless steel appliances and golf light fixtures

Multi-Use Space

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.

Back porch with cement tile flooring with brick trim and covered wood slat ceiling with recessed lighting and black ceiling fan

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.

Mudroom with built in blue bench and cubbies with black hooks and white walls with black hinges and doorknob on door with black framed window and wood floors

Added Storage

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.

Second floor landing overlooking dining room with light wood floors and white walls with floor to ceiling windows and recessed lighting

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.

Wondering if your home is just what today’s buyers are looking for? Talk to a Savvy + Co. Real Estate agent and find out what your home is worth or let them help you find your next abode you will love today and into the future.