Designing for the New Must-Have Space
What buyers want when shopping for a new home evolves and changes, usually in gradual ways. However, for post shelter-in-place buyers, high atop the list of must have spaces – no matter the price or size – is a work-from home space that isn’t the dining room table or the secondary bedroom or the main living space. The recent mandates that forced millions of people to live and work from one location highlighted the need for some space that separates work from home, even while under the same roof.
This isn’t to say every home needs to include a dedicated office, but it does require architects and builders to look at floor plans and consider ways that help homebuyers imagine comfortable ways to work from home without compromising everyday living. For families, the challenge is greater – how to create a work-at-home place for the parents that is close to the remote learning space needed for kids. In this article, we’ll explore creative ways to carve out those spaces.
Builder and Developer Magazine