Tuesday, December 5

How the wellness movement is influencing home design

If you’re looking for evidence of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on home owners around the world, the annual home design trends survey conducted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a good place to start.

Not only did the popularity of the home office increase a whopping 39 per cent in the third quarter of 2020, the survey provided insights into several health and wellness categories that didn’t warrant inclusion in the 2019 survey: an exercise room or yoga space and a flex-space. These spaces were requested by 23 per cent and 43 per cent of architects’ clients respectively.

Products for improving indoor air quality rose in popularity from 25 per cent to 39 per cent, and task lighting from 20 per cent to 27 per cent.

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