The pandemic has certainly brought unprecedented change to our lives. Whether it’s shopping for groceries, eating at a restaurant or visiting the doctor, everything from masks to social distancing to temperature checks are now the norm. The pandemic has also changed other things such as the way people use their homes.
Before the pandemic, many people saw their homes as “stopping points” – a place to shower, sleep or grab a quick meal. But now, homes have become the hub of our lives. Let’s take a look at the many ways the pandemic has changed home design in Los Angeles.
Larger Living Spaces
One positive aspect of the pandemic is that it has brought families closer together. Last year, kids were attending school remotely and most activities and sports were put on hold. This left families spending more time together in the home.
Fast forward to now and large living spaces are highly desirable for watching movies or playing board games. To make this happen, we can take down walls and open up family rooms and kitchens so that they feel like one open, airy space.
Multiple Home Offices
Another trend in Los Angeles home design is the addition of home offices and study spaces. When the pandemic first started, children and adults were working and attending school from home. Many families realized that they didn’t have the space to accommodate work and study. Modern home designs now account for this and offer private spaces for each family member.
Upgraded Outdoor Areas
Now that people are spending more time at home, they also need to fight cabin fever. For this reason, upgraded outdoor areas are another trend in home design. People are now expanding this space into beautiful, functional areas with outdoor kitchens, fire pits, water features and more. And with gorgeous weather year-round in LA, this space will get plenty of use!
With more time being spent at home, a lot of people are looking to turn unused spaces into functional, multipurpose rooms. Working with what you have is a lot cheaper than moving! Attics, garages, dining rooms, spare rooms, etc. all make great platforms. For instance, instead of spending money on a gym membership, you can turn your attic into a home gym and work out in the comfort of home.
The pandemic has changed how we work and live, and this has had a huge impact on the family home. If you’ve found that your home could benefit from a new design, contact Kavin Construction. We can remodel your kitchen or bath, turn a garage into an extra bedroom and so much more! It’s all possible with the right team!