Home remodeling trends are changing! The pandemic has given Omahans a different perspective on how they are choosing to live in their homes. At Royal Construction in Omaha, we’re seeing homeowners give new life to existing rooms and focusing on work from sanctuaries.
Giving rooms a new life in Omaha
Move over family rooms; hello recreational rooms! That’s right, recreational room design requests have begun to take over family room makeovers! The COVID-19 pandemic continues to teach us new ways to maximize the uses of the space that we’re spending time in. We’re finding many homeowners in the Omaha area have maxed out the design opportunities for the most commonly used rooms in their homes. They are now seeking expert advice on what rooms or areas in their home can take on a new life. Basement remodel projects are on the rise in the Omaha metro area and are a great way to create the recreational room of your dreams. Basement remodels have been in high demand over the last six months and we expect this to trend more and more over the next year. Chad Trout, the owner of Royal Construction, says the skies the limit! Homeowners are thinking bigger than ever! Some of the most popular ideas include saunas, in-home theaters, home bars, and golf-simulators. It’s been a fun time to see our designers and clients get creative with out-of-the-box alternatives to typical basements and guest bedrooms.
Work From Home Sanctuaries
Omahans are taking up remote work positions at home and we believe we are going to see an even larger increase over the next 18 months. The mass transformation of guest bedrooms and bonus spaces into home offices has begun in the Omaha metro area. Royal Construction is also seeing an uptick in the addition of purpose-built home office structures. The focus on creating functional spaces that can be used for both day-to-day living as well as work is increasing in popularity. The designers at Royal Construction is up for the challenge of creating these unique design solutions.
Lasting Impact on Home Use
The pandemic will have a lasting impact on home use and design throughout the Omaha metro area. This year saw an incredible shift from daily commutes to and from work, going out to dinner to dining at home, watching movies at your favorite theater to relishing in your in-home theater experience, working out at the club to getting your best flex on in your custom workout room. It’s now estimated that 22% of the workforce will be working remotely by 2025, which is an 87% increase since the onset of the pandemic. With all of these changes, it’s no wonder Omahans are thinking about renovation projects.