Builders Design’s 3 Home Trends Gaining Momentum

We’re using our spaces at homes a little differently in 2020. We’re working from home, kids are going to school at home, we’re trying to keep them occupied with activities, and we’re looking for ways to enjoy our favorite activities, all while social distancing.

As a result, home builders and designers are rethinking the design and use of home spaces. Are there better ways you can be utilizing your space and how can you get creative with what you have, both indoors and outdoors? If you’re in the process of buying a home, should you start looking for specific things?

We asked award-winning interior design firm Builders Design for their take on the trends they are seeing in home design as a result of the pandemic.

More Buyers Are Seeking Homes with More Space

The idea of ‘less is more’ is now a thing of the past. Builders Designs reports that more buyers are now seeking homes with: a bigger kitchen for more food storage, private home offices, places for kids to get schoolwork done and allow for playtime, family spaces that allow connected but separate seating areas, and workout areas to stay healthy while gyms may be closed.

Although homebuyers are seeking more space, open floor-plan options may need to be adjusted for certain homebuyers. If you are still in the workforce or have children, you may need private spaces to successfully work from home, keep children occupied, quarantine (if necessary) and entertain guests with room to social distance.

The Importance of Outdoor Space

Outdoor space also allows for more human interaction. Outdoor amenity spaces are now including verandas, porches, terraces, french doors onto Juliet balconies, and covered outdoor kitchens for open-air socializing.

Maintaining a Germ-Reduced Environment

In an effort to reduce germs within the home, mudrooms and hygiene stations are being designed for entrance areas and no-contact delivery appliances are being placed near the front door.  Ideally these are places to leave shoes, clothing, and other personal belongings upon entry to avoid tracking dirt and germs into the home.

These areas include sanitation wipes and disinfectant sprays; bins for gloves, masks, shoes and other gear worn outside; a place for hand washing or showering; and a place for shopping bags, recycling and mail.

Builders Design recently announced their exclusive partnership with Houzz the leading platform for remodeling and design. Houzz and Builders Design are shaking up the model home experience by using proprietary technology to offer Houzz-branded models that are shoppable to drive more traffic to our communities.

If you’re interested in revamping your space, have any interior-design related questions, or just want to stay up-to-date with news, be sure to check out the Builders Design website.

You can also visit the Wellen Park Facebook page and take a look at our LIVE session hosted in June, which featured Marnee Duffus and Brooke Collins of Builders Design!

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