Like other homes, ours have also gone through many roles during the past month of the COVID-19 pandemic. It became a school, an office, religious sanctuary, home gym, and many more. For some, thoug, its performance is not commendable, thanks to noisy children, poor internet connection, and uncomfortable seating, and the like.
After spending so much time indoors, you may have thought of upgrading your home to make it more comfortable in the midst of a pandemic. Here’s the ideal post-pandemic home should be like:
The pre-pandemic trend was an open floor plan of the kitchen, living room, and dining area. This may be changed as a result of the pandemic. In a home with children, it can be difficult to have some private space for work.
Architect Stephanie Eugster stated that though you can put up dividers or hang doors to partition home spaces this may not be ideal. For this reason, we may expect many walls for a lot of homes in a few months or so.
The Covid-19 pandemic is not the first time that architectural designs have chaged because of a public health crisis. The 19th century tubercolosis epidemic and 1918 influenza introduced front yard porches for patients to enjoy sunlight and fresh air.
In the time of the pandemic where everyone was used to being indoors. There will come a time where one would crave to be outside. Hence, a porch should be our temporary remedy.
Many families including architects will definitely face challenges to address post-pandemic architecture. While renovating one’s home is quite expensive, it is, however, the least thing we could do to keep our family safe and sane.