Like all other industries in the world, the COVID–19 pandemic, has left an indelible impact on the interior design and remodeling business. In fact, the design/remodel industry is learning how to deal with the changing requirements of clients and the challenges this pandemic presents.
How COVID is going to Impact Interior Design and the Remodeling Industry
Here are 5 ways COVID-19 will impact the future of the interior design and remodeling industry through changes in client requirements and décor needs.
1. Staying Home – Increased importance of home décor and interior design
Gone are the days, when homes were considered just as a place to rest after a long day’s work. One thing that was strongly advised by almost every healthcare advisor in the world was to stay home for as long as possible. This means that people would spend most of their time at home and that home living and residential design has become very critical for business, comfort, convenience, and safety in the long run.
2. Work From Home – Increased needs for better, larger, and functional work home spaces
Although many businesses have started to return to their offices, the importance of having a workplace at home has become essential for every individual and business professional.
For the interior design and remodeling industry, this is an opportunity to factor this into your design. People are looking for better and innovative ideas to create effective spaces in their homes or they are looking for ways of remodeling and converting their existing rooms into a home office.
3. Be Prepared – Increased need for better future planning
Being a business that is strongly dependent on suppliers and vertical networking, every remodeling and interior design company must plan proactively for the future. They should foresee the demand of their clients and ensure an uninterrupted supply of materials, skilled workforce, and home décor items.
The company’s ability to complete projects on time without any delays can only be possible through effective and efficient planning. Although the operations of the overall business world are slower than before, the company should ensure that all timelines are set keeping in mind unforeseen contingencies.
4. Social Distancing – Need for Change in the Work Place Design
As the social distancing requirement becomes more and more important, there is a need to remodel or transform the workspace accordingly.
This is an opportunity for interior design and remodeling companies to come up with innovative ideas and effective space planning for implementing social distancing designs in the corporate world.
5. Restriction in Outdoor Activities – Increase need for private outdoor spaces
With COVID–19 threats around us, there have been restrictions in social mingling and going to parks and other outdoor areas. Keeping this in view, more and more people are focusing on having their own private outdoor spaces.
Interior design and remodeling companies need to capture this market by providing new ideas and creative designs to transform even the smallest of spaces into a comfortable and attractive living area.
We have developed several Coronavirus Resources to help the interior design and remodeling industry. Take a look at our COVID-19 Resources page here to gain access to a marketing guide and resource guide to help you through this pandemic. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us so one of our professionals can get your questions answered or schedule a strategy session to learn how we can help you through this pandemic.