Solid core interior doors like those from Masonite provide more serenity than hollow core doors.
After the toilet paper shortage, and the fact that so many people have traveled to places where bidets are commonplace, more buyers are asking for them. Less travel has meant that outdoor spaces have taken on greater significance with an emphasis on privacy. More cooking at home means more interest in commercial style ranges and combo ovens. With more millennials ready to buy, approximately 73% of of them say they are willing to pay more for sustainable home products and energy-saving appliances, according to research by Whirlpool Corporation.
Make The Home Work-Ready
Since Studio Shed formed in 2008 in Boulder, CO, it has built, delivered, and enhanced more than 4,000 backyards across North America and beyond. It aligns with Marvin windows on many of them. Clients have used their sheds for home offices, as hobby studios, pool houses, guest houses and granny flats
Rethink floorplans or staging to offer creative, flexible space with zones for working from home. Attic spaces under the roofline allow for future expansion. Parents who prefer the school work zones close to the kitchen may wish to turn a formal dining room into an office. Faultless WiFi should already be something you are assuring in the smart home age. Be sure to place task, accent, and recessed lighting with adjustable illumination levels to provide supplemental lighting in specific reading or work areas. Include or allow as an option additional sound dampening materials for specifically designated work areas.
Make Additional storage and organizing a priority.
Rev-A-Shelf’s natural maple pullouts are designed specifically for cookware storage and organization. The company also makes bathroom cabinetry with built in organizers and in-drawer power outlets.
In a space where work and play are one, and without compromising the open floorplans we continue to covet, it is important to have a plan for reducing clutter. Design cabinets with designated cubbies and add organizers inside drawers to reduce misplaced items. Include a mudroom or locker area near the family’s primary entrance point with open storage for quick access to items used daily and integrated seating providing a place for putting on or taking off shoes, as well as additional storage.
Serve the Germaphobes
BLANCO’s patented SILGRANIT kitchen sink material reduces bacterial growth by up to 98% and its Senso SOLENTA semi-pro faucet provides the ultimate hands-free experience by combining reliable materials with a sophisticated start-stop technology.
Food safe and easy-to-clean surfaces that reduce bacterial growth as well as hands free solutions for faucets will help future-proof kitchen design by adding features that enhance wellness while still looking contemporary as well as beautiful. Non-porous quartz is naturally resistant to mold, bacteria and mildew and thus a good countertop choice for the germaphobe. Luxury vinyl tile can offer the look of traditional hardwood while providing an antimicrobial surface that can safely be cleaned with bleach and disinfectants.