The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what many people are looking for in their homes—and, as such, it’s shifted major home and design trends.
And it looks like many of those trends are going to continue long after the pandemic is over.
A recent article from realtor.com outlined the pandemic-related housing and design trends that are likely to stick around post-COVID, including:
- A shift to the suburbs. Many city dwellers are leaving crowded urban areas in search of more space in the suburbs—and now that more companies are going remote (and workers aren’t tied to any particular city), it’s likely that trend is going to continue. This includes moving to remote areas like the Eastern Sierra.
- Clean and cozy design. People are spending more time at home than ever before—and they’re trying to make their homes feel as clean, cozy, and comfortable as possible. Open floor plans, lighter wall colors, decluttering, and simple design accents are on trend right now—and are likely to continue to be on trend moving forward.
- Prime outdoor space. Because people are home so often, having an outdoor space is more important than ever—and backyards and other outdoor spaces are primed to be one of the most in-demand home features for buyers well into 2021 (and beyond). If a backyard is not an option, complexes with amenities are a plus.
So, what does this mean for you? Whether you’re thinking about selling your home today or sometime after the pandemic subsides, it’s important to understand the most in-demand trends; that way, you can frame your property in a way that appeals to potential buyers—and have a more successful home sale as a result.