CoVID 19 Inspired Remodeling Trends???
It's mind boggling that the world we live in, or the space we inhabit, is affected by a pandemic. Yet, that is the trend for the last year and a half in the remodeling industry. We have seen a distinct increase in certain products and trends all directly related to the pandemic.
Touchless Faucets and Porcelain Counters:
Touchless faucets are probably the biggest trend coming out of the pandemic. But a less known trend is porcelain counters and floors. Why you ask...because porcelain is one of the safest kitchen and bath materials available for the pandemic. Porcelain only absorbs 0.1% of bacteria. Large porcelain tiles are replacing marble slab counters and ceramic floors industry wide.
Skylights, Sliding Glass Doors, Bay Windows Automated Window Blinds and Retractable Awings:
As people are spending so much more time at home, natural lighting has become important. Sky lights, sliding glass doors and bay windows have all seen an increase in distribution and installation for homeowners since the start of the pandemic. Automated window shades block out the glare while you work and retractable awnings keep you cool and your computer screen viewable on the deck while you keep an eye on the kids playing in the yard. Both have seen a staggering increase in sales and installation during the pandemic.
Pocket Doors, Interior Sliding Track Doors
If you have been home with the better half, the kids, or even the parents, then that open concept can be a little overwhelming when you need some alone time. Without losing the open concept design, many homeowners have opted for pocket doors or doors that slide along a track but can then be slid back along the wall, opening the space again. They serve as a great place to shut out the commotion of the household when some individual solitude is needed while quarantining with everyone!
Outdoor spaces have skyrocketed causing a shortage in lumbar for outdoor projects. People need a place to watch the seasons change, release the kiddos pent up energy, unwind, watch things grow, while getting you out of your home, yet still remaining safe at home.
Home Offices and Dedicated Spaces
While many of us are working from home and home schooling, certain areas of our homes have had to be remodeled or changed to accommodate the "new norm"! Play spaces for those not in daycare, work areas, and designated school areas are just a few. This has lead to an increase in custom built organizational and storage unit/spaces in the home. Each designated place can now be organized to the users needs while still remaining a functional part of the home and décor.
Pandemic related or just updating Loebrich Contracting is here for all the latest remodeling trends.