The New Stay-At-Home Lifestyle

COVID-19 has had an effect on every industry and aspect of our daily lives. With changing needs and preferences ranging from designated working spaces to accommodate the change in most people’s working patterns and schooling, to spaces for exercising and entertainment, housing layouts and arrangements are no exception.

All About That Space

Overall, homebuyers are wanting more open space and there is a trend moving away from urbanization. Bigger kitchens, private home offices, playrooms, workout areas and expanded outdoor living areas are key selling points in response to the pandemic and to acclimate the “new normal.”

But for those of you already settled into your homes, there are ways to adapt the spaces you have to meet to your new needs.

The Inside Counts

Perhaps the most obvious adjustment people are having to make is the transition to working from home. The below are some tips for creating a more inspiring workspace.

Include different types of art, texture, and color
A textured rug to ground the room and provide instant warmth
Make it functional as well as stylish; open shelving with stacked books, art, and accessories add layers
Add proper lighting; lamps that you can focus light where you need it while you work
Go outside of the box with funky patterned wallpaper or a colorful chair to amp up the design factor

We are all spending more time at home, and therefore more functions are coming into our flex spaces. That means, for example, staying home when you otherwise would have gone to a restaurant for a night out. To make these now frequent “nights-in” more of a treat, think about modifying your outdoor space.

Take It Outside

Perhaps the most obvious adjustment people are having to make is the transition to working from home. The below are some tips for creating a more inspiring workspace.

• Include different types of art, texture, and color
• A textured rug to ground the room and provide instant warmth
• Make it functional as well as stylish; open shelving with stacked books, art, and accessories add layers
• Add proper lighting; lamps that you can focus light where you need it while you work
• Go outside of the box with funky patterned wallpaper or a colorful chair to amp up the design factor

We are all spending more time at home, and therefore more functions are coming into our flex spaces. That means, for example, staying home when you otherwise would have gone to a restaurant for a night out. To make these now frequent “nights-in” more of a treat, think about modifying your outdoor space.

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Ultimately, you should love your home. And in a world where things will look a little different for a while, making just a few adjustments can make all the difference! If you have discovered through the increase time at home that your current home no longer fits your needs find your new home at Union Park.