Trends Heading Out
Our designers suspect that open-concept floor plans are on their way out as individuals and families are seeking more defined and intentional spaces. People want to have separate spaces — they want the ability to escape and find more privacy within their home. One of the caveats of the open concept design is that noise travels and echoes from one place to another. With people working from home and kids doing school work, there’s a growing need for privacy.
Fewer Guest-Oriented Rooms
People are looking for more ways for their family to utilize every space in the house.. As people are home more there’s a desire to give intentional use and purpose to each room and space within the house. As a result, guest rooms, guest bathrooms, and pristine front rooms are starting to see changes in layout and design since families are seeking to utilize their space as opposed to “saving” areas for guest use. We’re seeing these guest spaces become areas dedicated to hobbies, work spaces, play rooms, and more.
Carpet is also starting to see a decrease, and that’s mostly due to the popularity, durability, and variety of designs for tile, wood or wood-look, and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring options. Instead, layered rugs might be a way to soften up a room and add a dose of comfort and coziness. Carpet tends to trap allergens and dirt over time, requiring routine vacuuming, washing, and drying. On the other hand, wood, LVT, tile, and vinyl require less maintenance. They’re also less prone to staining, which is good news for pet owners and families.