The past few months at home have definitely made us more aware of the space we live in. Here are a few home design trends that are likely to emerge as a result of the pandemic:

Hands-Free – We’re bound to see an increase in hands-free faucets and light switches along with voice-activated windows, appliances and sound systems.

Material Things – There are certain materials, such as copper and brass, that are antimicrobial. The pandemic will likely create a demand for hardware made from these materials.

Private Plan – We’ve all valued our alone time lately so there will likely be a shift towards more private areas within the home rather than the open concept that’s been popular for so many years.

Mud Room – Having a separate area to wash up and leave belongings before entering the rest of the home will be on people’s minds, so a mudroom off the garage could become a popular request.

Office Space – Functional work areas have become essential now that so many of us are working from home. Video calls could also have us reconsidering the concept of soundproofing our homes.

Outdoor Oasis – Being cooped up inside has given us a new appreciation for the outdoors. Whether it’s a space to grow vegetables or simply a spot to relax, a nice yard will be high on people’s wish list.

Our homes have provided us with a comfortable retreat from the rest of the world over the last few months. It’s also given us the opportunity to reconsider what we need from our space, so it’ll be very interesting to see how the coronavirus affects the future of home design.