Here are 7 trends taking over home design
It has been a tumultuous year since the COVID-19 pandemic started and flexibility has become the name of the game in house design trends. As people spend more time at home, they have sought out design options that allow their favorite spaces to feel as expansive, versatile and comforting as possible according to The Plan Collection, the pioneer of online home design plans. Home styles and layouts and home design trends have changed to give way to practical solutions so people can use every square foot in their homes.
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The Plan Collection and its expert designers have seen the following home design trends take over in 2021:
MULTIFUNCTIONAL “FLEX” SPACES – OPEN FLOOR PLANS ARE A THING OF THE PAST
● In an age of remote work and school, residents need flexible spaces that can easily transition from one function to the next. The living room is no longer just a living room, nor is the dining room merely a dining room. These multifunctional spaces take this new reality into account, integrating creative solutions to quickly transform a suitable area into a home office, classroom, lounge, gym or playroom. Here is a link to photos and a blueprint of what homeowners are requesting.
● For example, when a home includes both an eat-kitchen and a formal dining area, a family can replace an expansive dining room table with a drop-leaf option to make room for a reading nook or office space.
“Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, families have been reimagining their floor plans on the fly. A number of these changes are now showing up in the latest house design plans. Rather than a fully open floor plan, homeowners desire a multifunctional