This coronavirus pandemic will mean a change in the way we relate them, but also in the way we live in our homes, according to experts. The online design and home renovation platform Houzz offers some tips to better prepare your home for the future with more versatile spaces, prepared for teleworking, more light and contact with the outdoors or simply, being more comfortable in your own home.
This coronavirus pandemic will mean a change in the way we relate them, but also in the way we live in our homes, according to experts. Confinement caught many families off guard, and so much time at home is making them reflect on shared space and its limitations. The online home design and renovation platform Houzz offers some tips to better prepare your home for the future
“We have observed the terms most sought after by our community of millions of individuals and consulted professionals in the sector to better understand how the passage of this pandemic has been redesigning the home since the confinement began and how we hope it will evolve from now on,” they affirm. from Houzz. This will be the houses of the future:
1 Versatile and multifunctional spaces
When all the family’s activities are carried out in the same space, from work to sport, versatility makes much more sense.
Gonzalo Pardo, director of Gon Architects at Houzz assures that “the most impact we will notice will be in the inclusion of more spaces enabled for teleworking, from specific rooms to reconfigurable rooms depending on the time of day.” In fact, the words ‘home office’, ‘desks’ and ‘office’ were some of the most searched terms on Houzz this past March.
2 Greater interior-exterior relationship
The outdoor spaces will become more important and will enter more in line with the interior of the house. For Javier San Juan, founder of the architecture studio White Side Architectures, “terraces, attics or covered terraces will be projected in continuity with adjoining areas, shaping interior-exterior rooms, such as, for example, bedrooms with private patios”.
On the other hand, the roofs of the buildings will become more important and will become small community redoubts of freedom, especially for all those homes that are in the oldest neighborhoods of large cities where the width of the streets makes it impossible to guarantee several hours of daily sun and where it will be necessary to resort to the roofs to create outdoor spaces.
3 Healthier homes
Increasing prevention before entering the home will be one of the new facets to consider in homes. “Homes should be designed with a previous space where they can take off their shoes as soon as they enter, without the need for large spaces because they can be adapted to the size of the house,” says Moisés Royo, founder of Muka Arquitectura.
In addition to new spaces, technology can increase health security and prevention, with which we will see new apps for the home. “In the coming years we will see doors with facial recognition and voice control of elevators” that will prevent us from using buttons, “says Royo.
4 Divisiones en los baños
According to the latest Houzz report, 39% of individuals changed the bathroom layout in the last three years, which shows that we Spaniards are increasingly open to making changes to a room whose layout has remained practically identical for the past half year. Century.
In Royo’s opinion, “the sink, toilet, shower and bathtub will tend to separate to occupy different parts of the house”, since according to the expert, physically separating these elements is more hygienic, and a distinction is made between the pieces most functional of the most focused on wellness and relaxation.
5 Houses that make us feel good
In short, being comfortable at home will turn out to be something essential when designing our homes. Pardo believes that domestic spaces “should be more playful, ideale and hedonistic to keep the greatest number of family members entertained.”