Whether you’re searching for a new home in Howard County or building one in 2021, you may already be headed into this process with a few ideas. After all, the year of 2020 has drastically changed how we go about our day-to-day lives. In particular, the longer amount of time spent at home last year and in the foreseeable future has influenced many homebuyers’ priorities in considering a new home. Expect to find these home trends throughout Howard County this year.
The majority of the workforce that can work from home has undergone this change. While it seemed like many people were finding ways to make do with a temporary set up in their bedrooms or at the kitchen table, it’s high time to create a more permanent set up. A home office is the perfect place to do your daily telecommute, or for students in your home to attend online class. The office and home environment once separated work and play, so it’s probably in your best interest to create that separation within your home moving forward
Fitness enthusiasts have missed their gym-going routine as a result of statewide closures. Even with gyms reopening at reduced capacity, it could get crowded too quickly for some to feel comfortable exercising in a public place. Some may be looking for a physical outlet while staying at home. Therefore, it’s no surprise to see homeowners planning for dedicated home gym spaces.
Another effect of folks feeling cooped up in their homes is the desire to do more with their given space. As a result, rooms that can deliver a multi-functional purpose are all the rage. A large open kitchen is the perfect place to fix meals or simply gather with your family. Basements are transformed into finished rooms with plenty of possibilities such as a bedroom and bath, recreation area, movie room, home office, game table space, craft area, playroom, home gym and more.
Spending time at home also meant people trying to make the most of the outdoor areas of their property. Getting some fresh air is far more enjoyable when you have a well-designed and maintained outdoor living space. A porch, patio, or deck is the perfect way to extend your livable square footage outward.
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