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.
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2020 started as a promising year for the housing industry but later everything turned towards uncertainty. The COVID-19 outbreak badly affected the economic footings of every business including the kitchen and bath remodeling industry. Almost all the companies in this sector are in various states of turmoil as they are planning strategies to reopen their business once the quarantine period ends.
However, amidst all the turmoil and horrific outbreak, kitchen and bath businesses are fully prepared to emerge with the signs of adaptability, optimism, resilience, hope, and courage to continue their work in this “new normal” phase. They are adapting to new realities, redefining their business operations, and searching for ways to come out stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic. Different contractors and designers are working towards staying in touch with their client base and utilizing this time productively to address all the business imperatives that they generally do not have the time to address.
Nothing New for Kitchen and Bath Industry
We should remember that the kitchen and bath industry has seen many calamities, challenges, natural disasters, and even World War II in its history. The industry has gone through rapid evolution in designs, lifestyles, family-composition, and needs of the people. It has also observed all the technological advancements that literally changed the way people live as well as the way companies sell their products and market their business.
Through all of this, the kitchen and bath sector has not only survived but also flourished and made great progress. The experts of this industry have proven from time-to-time that it’s a field of resilient, tough-minded, adaptive, and forward-thinking people.
So this time, once again, experts are coming forward with their ideas to continue their business after this outbreak. Let’s have a look at some of those ideas:
Life from Home
Before COVID-19, it was relatively easy to have an independent facility for our parents or older people so that they can enjoy life and maintain their well-being. Now, most of those facilities have become areas of infection. People are looking to create a safe and comfortable environment in their home where they can grow old and live with dignity knowing the environment, they live in is not only safe but also full of warmth and care. So, the kitchen and bath industry have a great opportunity to respond to these challenges by turning their space into a more functional, accessible, and comfortable one.
Everyone is Looking Forward to Change
People have spent enough time in their homes and now they are bored. They have realized that their space needs a change and refresher. As many have determined there is no vacationing, hoteling, and traveling this year, those funds are now available for remodeling purposes. So, interior designers and kitchen and bath remodeling businesses have a remarkable opportunity to utilize this time to help people make their kitchens and baths a more relaxing and enjoyable space. It is the perfect time to establish yourself as a kitchen and bath professional by putting your expertise out there to solve the problems of your prospects are facing.