Bucks County Custom Space
Rethinking rooms in our homes
The pandemic has changed our perceptions of home. We’ve gone from open floor plans to wanting more defined, personal space. Especially families or those with other people living in the same house. We’ve decided to tackle what has been going on. So, what’s in and what’s out?
People are no longer content with a weight bench in the basement. New gym rooms may include televisions for streaming workouts and temperature control for hot yoga. Many people are having sophisticated home workout equipment set up in their home, either in a basement, garage, or spare room.
Zen dens and hearth rooms
These are serene spaces with soft lighting, natural materials, and soothing sound systems. These rooms can be located in a small unused space or it doesn’t have to be a room at all. It can be a lovely outdoor garden space or somewhere just out of the way to allow you to relax and meditate without interruption. It just fits where we are now.
Regardless of how much or little outdoor space you may have, taking things outside is very in right now. Especially as the warmer weather approaches. Last year we saw many people opening up their homes to include outdoor space. Whether it’s a big back yard or a small apartment balcony, now is the time to fix up your outdoor space, if you haven’t done so already.
Perhaps no other design element was put under the microscope more in 2020 than the open floor plan. In theory it was a fantastic idea so that you can gather with loved ones, cook them a meal, and still essentially be in the same room with them. However, now that entertaining is at a minimum, people want more closed areas to get away too if they need it.
People are reinventing these rarely used spaces for everyday use. What’s in now? Flex spaces that can be converted into bedrooms for overnight stays. People still want guests but since they aren’t hosting many these days, it just makes sense to keep a guest bedroom for a home office, craft room or hang out room when you just want to get away.
It’s time to start taking inventory of your house and the space you are currently living in. Even though this pandemic isn’t going to last forever, we have already become accustom to living life at home and thoroughly enjoying our space. It’s definitely time to appreciate what we have and to really love our living situation. If it’s not what you want, change it! There are so many options to getting the home you truly love and want to be in.