Thanks to COVID-19, life as we know it has changed dramatically. Our homes have become our sanctuary, an office, or a classroom. Because of this, the virus is influencing what people want to see in in their homes.

Down the road, we will not forget our shelter-at-home memories. It has been a wake-up call for all of us and should we need to repeat this practice of “social distancing” again, homeowners may want to buy or renovate their homes to make a time like this more bearable.

Below are 10 design features to look for in a home during a time like this:

  • More bathrooms

Should a family member have the virus, having more bathrooms to separate from those who are sick is key to preventing the virus from spreading to others.

  • Better mudrooms

Recent studies have shown that the virus can cling to your shoes. Removing your shoes before entering your home is best. 

  • Bigger pantries

More food storage to cut back grocery store trips is key!

  • More freezer space
  • Bathroom bidets

Recent data has shown this is a popular purchase during this time because of all of those TP hoarders …

  • Closed-off spaces
  • Brass and copper fixtures

Did you know that brass kills bacteria more effectively than stainless steel? Both brass and copper are naturally antimicrobial and corrosion-resistant. 

  • Hands-free light switches, faucets, and more

The less we touch, the better!

  • Closed HVAC systems

HVAC systems help those who have allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues.

  • Nicer home offices

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