No one mentions it, but as a result of this whole COVID-19 pandemic, you might be a little tired of spending time with your family—and we get it. In fact, COVID-19 has been changing what’s popular in new construction floor plans, on a grand scale. It used to be that the open floor plan was the pinnacle of popularity—and togetherness. Now, people need a little more space and privacy.

Right now, the open floor plan is still popular, but as we are spending more time at home and often working from home, private places are more desirable to be able to work in peace and quiet, or just get away and relax. It’s understandable—when couples both work there can be a need for separate private spaces. If you add children into the mix, it’s practically required.

Expanding your space

New home design and changing floor plans in Tooele City, UT are indicative of our changing circumstances. In recent years, it’s been hard to spend time with family due to wild and all-encompassing work duties. Now, since most people are working from home, it’s unavoidable.

Home floor plans are now trending toward separating most spaces. In fact, many people are converting a formal living or dining room into an exercise room rather than going to a gym. It’s a safer, cleaner and happier way to ensure that everyone’s needs are met without having to venture out into the general public.

Outdoor spaces matter, too. Outdoor living spaces such as patios or decks, fire pits, grills or smokers and picnic tables for eating or playing games are gaining popularity. For example, areas for activities like spikeball, pickleball, basketball, croquet and more can make staying at home a much more attractive proposition.

Are you worried about hygiene and all the other concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought up? There’s an answer for that, too. Some people are even adding hand sanitizing stations to their homes. Since people are spending more time at home, they’re remodeling and creating additions that make life more comfortable. In short, a lot of people are doing their best to stay home, but stay happy as well.

Stay home and stay happy

If you’re looking for a new home in Grantsville, UT and the surrounding communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. Whether looking for older homes or working with a builder, make sure your floor plan ideas will add value. Talking to a realtor is smart, but chatting with UpDwell Homes LLC is even wiser. Working with a home builder ensures you’re able to get the home of your dreams—and when it’s with us, you’ll get a much better price than you might otherwise.

Looking for a new home in Tooele City, UT? Call the team at UpDwell Homes LLC. Our goal is to create beautiful, multifunctional homes for every family. When you’re getting ready to buy a home or build a custom home, be sure to chat with us right away.