Now that COVID-19 has changed the way that we work and live, at Gryphon Builders are receiving many inquiries for home remodeling projects, base around how our home life has changed. New uses for old spaces: As people seek more ways to promote productivity in their homes, organization and layout will be a big focus. With more working and learning being done from home, there is a major emphasis on creating spaces that are first and foremost functional – but also aesthetically pleasing.
Most requested REMODELING project in a POST COVID-19 LIFE
- Private Home Office Spaces
- Home Classroom Spaces
- Kitchen Expansions
- Mud Room Space – Most Requested
- Outdoor Living areas
PRIVATE HOME OFFICES
Home offices were thought of before as a space for the evenings and weekends. It is a full-time necessity now. Achieving a high level of productivity requires a private space when working from home. Without it, you are at the mercy of all the noises in the house that will disrupt your meetings and make it harder to focus. Converting a room into a home office can be a small or big project, depending on the space and what your needs are to get the job done. Even a small guest room could become the perfect spot for your desk, comfortable chair, supplies, and computer.
Education experts say that the best way to promote learning from home is to create a space that is conducive to learning. If your kids are currently taking online classes, they probably need a space outside of their own bedrooms. A home classroom does not have to be large, because you do not need a ton of furniture to fill it. Leave enough space for:
- Built-in shelving
- Hooks to keep headphones within reach.
- Drawers for school supplies
The kitchen is one place in your home that is probably getting a lot more use than it used to. If you already have a kitchen with plenty of room for various tasks, you might not have any problems. On the other hand, if your kitchen is already a little cramped, needing space for additional sanitation may feel cumbersome. Many people use the kitchen as a place to work while the kids are studying or doing homework. You need the right amount of space for this to work. Expanding the kitchen could be the answer to a lot of problems, including all the ones that you had before the pandemic.
Homeowners who want a barrier between the world outside and the house should consider a mudroom in their remodeling plans. Simply put, a mudroom is a room in the house that has an exterior door and an interior walkway or door. People like to use them to organize coats and other things they need to take as they leave. Mudrooms are a delightful addition almost anytime, especially for people who spend a lot of time gardening or who need to clean up before they go inside.
Outdoor living Spaces
Like it or not, it seems that many of your interactions with friends and relatives who do not live with you will need to be outside the home for a while. If you have not taken the opportunity to rethink your porch or deck, now is a great time to do so. People who want to gather need space to ensure physical distancing while they remain comfortable. A large deck with plenty of seating makes it easy to invite a handful of people over for socializing or to share a meal, depending on the current limitations. A covered porch gives you added protection from wet weather or the sun.
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