STEPHEN THOMPSON: Time will tell what COVID-19’s home design legacy will be | Lifestyle

What will COVID-19’s home design legacy be?

Here’s a hint: The 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic’s design legacy was the “powder room.” Who knows what lasting home design legacy Covid-19’s will be, but if Pinterest’s pins and decorating blogs are any clue, it will likely have something to do with work-from-home offices, home gyms for daily exercise routines, or mudrooms for sanitizing. Time will tell.

As health concerns are becoming more prioritized, what is trending now are larger pantries for food storage, kitchens with touch-free faucets and appliances to keep down germs, and beautifully landscaped patios, pools and pergolas for relaxing and entertaining.

Families are feeling cramped from spending so much time at home together. Could this forced closeness be why the trendiness of open floor plan space is diminishing? Give us some privacy!

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