The pandemic has put a new perspective on home design. Think about earlier this year, most businesses and schools were closed and EVERYONE was home together, all day, every day.
At my household, it was very stressful. Two full-time working adults, one preschooler and two toddlers. There was constant chaos. My husband and I had to line up our zoom meetings around the others schedule so one person was watching the kiddos. It also got me thinking of my “wish list” of thins I wish my home had – mud room, master bathroom, two home offices, and playground in the backyard.
5 Home Design Shifts: Post Pandemic
- Mudrooms // This would be a space to disinfect all items brought into the home from another location.
- More Bathrooms // With everyone home, the restrooms were often the ONLY place to get some quiet space and relaxation. It is also a space that isolated germs once someone arrives home.
- Home Offices // Many businesses shifted their work to be remote and rather than having zoom chats from bedrooms, kitchens or living rooms, a space completely dedicated to work is needed.
- Multi-purpose Space // A space that can be easily converted to a toy room, workout room or classroom space. The space needs to be dust-free, clutter-free and brightly lit.
- Access to the Outdoors // Easy access to trails and private fenced yards are a priority post-pandemic.