June 21 ,2020
The way we work is changing.
The coronavirus and efforts to slow its spread have caused big changes to Americans' day-to-day routine.
We've had to rethink the way we live our lives and get things done. Now we are becoming more reliant on delivery services and doing more of our own cooking.
Among those changes, working from home has been a big one.
Modern technology has made it easier for more people to work from wherever they are.
And now that the pandemic has more of us working remotely. So, it's beginning to change the way we think about our living space and what we need.
So what do Americans want?
One recent analysis found an increasing number of Americans who would make a move if allowed to work remotely long term.
But it isn't only our ideas about where we'd like to live that have changed, it's also the features we look for in a house.
These are features like:
- Walk-in closets
- Storage areas
- Energy-efficient lighting
- Laundry rooms Low energy windows
However, none of these are as important to Americans as home Offices.
The survey found the majority of respondents who are working from home said they're working from a room that isn't a dedicated office.
That's led to an increase in interest in homes that have an office, or at least enough extra space to find a quiet spot to get some work done.