Corona virus has certainly upended many industries across the globe, and with that created a huge shift in the way we live our lives. We are being forced to change and in turn the way we interact with our environment will undoubtedly change.
Home is where the heart is
Going out will still be risky for a while, and exposing oneself to the possibility of contracting illness will be foremost on people’s minds for some time to come. As a result of this people will opt to stay at home and find way to make their space as appealing as possible.
An Entertainer’s Dream
Our homes will become where and how we socialise, by choice. By being at home people will feel they can control the environment and who they allow into it. It all sounds very apocalyptic, but it is an opportunity to reignite meaningful engagements rather than spending time and energy on mindless consumption. With this, homeowners may look to renovate or retrofit spaces within their homes to suit this end; and with that we may see a resurgence of spaces that are used purely for entertaining. These spaces will likely still retain the seamless flow of open plan living, but now more thought will be given as to how the space can work to accommodate a group of people larger than their family.
You light up my life
If spaces within a home are going to have to become multi-functional, they’ll have to be designed to be highly adaptable with just the flick of a switch. A dining area which is used for home school during the day requires the right kind of lighting for the task but come Saturday night the ambience of that space will need to change; and lighting is one of the most overlooked mood enhancers. The atmosphere can change quickly, and relatively cheaply with just a change in lighting.
Come as you are
Online shopping has seen a massive boom at this time and countries like SA have been relatively slow on the uptake of this. The current health pandemic has changed our buying habits a]by force- people now have to forego the experience of shopping for the sake of their personal safety. What that means is that goods and groceries are now being delivered to people’s home, but the inhabitants may not always be available to receive the goods. In place of this, many people will undoubtedly see the benefit of having a concierge within their residential development who can receive deliveries on their behalf and stow them safely until the owners can collect them.