Inevitable Interior Design Ideas in a Post-COVID-19 Era
Interior design matters. Other than transferring your home into an aesthetically pleasing design, it provides efficient solutions for better use of the space. One of the central parts of an interior designer’s job is space planning. Considering the situation we are under right now, the pandemic will definitely change how we utilize the spaces in our home.
According to Lindsay Tan of Auburn University, the virus can also be transmitted through everyday objects, especially high touch surfaces like light switches and door handle. This is one of the many reasons why COVID-19 is changing everything about how we see interior design, especially at home, at least in the near future.
MUDROOMS WILL NOW BECOME ESSENTIAL
In a pandemic free world, people spend 90% of their time outdoors. It is usually where we work, shop and goes to school, unfortunately, we aren’t the only ones. Numerous strong pathogens and germs exist outside, which can be brought in our homes. A mudroom area is a great way to mitigate all of the germs we come into contact with while out in public.
Mudrooms are a perfect area where we can drop the items we brought from the outside before transferring the on different parts of our home. Take shoes for example, in the mudroom area, shoe cabinets can be placed. The germs from the shoes would not spread inside the home. In interior design, mudrooms are the transition space between the outdoors and inside of our home.
A mudroom can be created near the entrance door or from the backdoor in your kitchen, it all depends on your house plan. It is important that all items used in a mudroom are practical and durable, like coat hangers or basket for your groceries. You need to ensure you have adequate space allocated space for your mudroom to make the interior design process easy.
TOUCHLESS AND VOICE CONTROLLED TECHNOLOGY WILL BECOME MORE PREVALENT
One of the guidelines in this whole COVID-19 situation is to treat everything you touch as if it is infected to promote frequent disinfecting. Recently, people are moving towards smart home features or technology-based interior design which commonly uses touchless sensors and voice commands. These innovations will no longer be seen merely as conveniences or luxuries, but as necessary features.
According to Lily Cao of Arch Daily, Amazon searches for touchless products such as automatic shoe cover dispensers, touch-free soap dispensers, contactless thermometers, and hand-free faucets have increased by up to 2000% in last months.
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While this isn’t something most people are thinking about at the given moment, this type of technology is a sign of a larger trend to come, perhaps doors that open with voice command, likely in the next generation of models from a variety of manufacturers.
HOME OFFICES WILL BECOME THE NEW SELLING POINT OF HOMES
Even after finding a vaccine for the COVID-19, home offices are already normalized. The outbreak has made telecommuting a prominent employment set-up thus making homeowners more into having a home office of their own.
One of the key factors of a successful home office interior design is by making your workspace as a symbol of productivity. Everything is dedicated and organized to one purpose, work. You may be struggling to find ways on how to be productive but ometimes the problem is not you but your environment.
In addition to your main workspace, think about incorporating an additional seating area for holding discussions or meeting with clients. Alternatively, if there are multiple family members who need to share the space, keep things organized by giving each person an individual place to work from.
Lastly, as much as it’s important to be able to focus within your office, it’s also important to create a space in which you’ll be happy spending time. Don’t forget to incorporate a few interior design elements and pieces of wall art that highlight your personal tastes
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