Our homes, during the Covid-19 pandemic, have become far more than just living spaces. They’re becoming makeshifts of offices, spas and classrooms. In a study from survivalathome, real-estate experts reveal how the current pandemic is shifting what home buyers and owners care most about, and predict how house design will adapt into the new benchmark. In this post, we’ll have a look at some ways in which our homes are being affected by the pandemic.
Home Offices Are a Must
It is often difficult to suddenly find an entire room for a home office, especially for those who live in the city center, where properties are generally smaller. However, with the rapid rise of telecommunication, it is now mandatory to have at least a small room in the house to spread out documents on a desk, even if it is to keep everything organized and maintain productivity levels. Working at home is no longer alien and is becoming more and more popular, which means that many have so far reserved a working space at homes, especially for those days when working at home is an option.
Great Investment in Home
Due to the long lockdown periods, confinement has forced many of us to spend a lot more time at home than usual. And small things that might not have been a priority before, like decoration or small repairs, have now become essential. In the long run, it’s always more enjoyable to share space with others when everything is working well. For this reason, following the pandemic, many people are likely to tend to invest more in their homes after COVID-19, such as hiring decorators, investing in an outdoor space or even considering fitness equipment as essential.
Homes With Multigenerational Features
Multigenerational homes have been in vague for years, as parents and in-laws have been moving and living in with their adult children, requiring care as they get old and also helping out with grandchildren. And the current pandemic has accelerated this practice with some of the elderlies are being bring out from assisted living facilities. For this reason, more multigenerational homes will create a need for ground-floor housing. These homes will comply with the ADA, such as wider bathroom doors, lower placement of light knobs and kitchen counters moving a few inches.