Real Estate Matters 9.8.2020

Real Estate Matters
Real Estate Matters
Published: Sep. 9, 2020 at 7:54 AM EDT
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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) -The coronavirus pandemic has forced people to think outside of the box in terms of what they’re used to, with respect to housing. Shawn Cunningham reports on the most common trends that have evolved as a result of the pandemic.

2020 has been a year for the record books indeed. Mainly because of the coronavirus. There are five housing trends that have evolved out of present day pandemic say local realtors. Trends that can help people maintain a little more management in their homes. Number one: The waning appeal of open floor plans.

Stephanie Fields, Realtor, Fields Realty LLC.

“the open floor plan is an open kitchen living space to form one big room its great foir entertaining in regards to working at home it might not be the best for privacy or concentration and sometimes hard wood floors can echo a way to absorb the noise is to put area rugs down artwork on the walls to absorb some of the noise.”

Shawn Cunnignham NO STANDUP

Number 2. More storage particularly in the kitchen.

“homeowners needed to add shelving to pantries and overflow storage so has called out a new trend is the rolling kitchen cart and they’re on wheels they can add extra storage to the kitchen and the counter space and you can roll them away whenever you need more space.”

Number 3. Gardening as a new favorite hobby

“Is getting more attention while most people are spending time away from home and the one reemerging trend is a victory garden which became popular during World War I in response to the food shortages they can be expansive mean big small thy can fit in the tightest of spots such as a vertical garden inside patio container.”

Number 4. Expansive outdoor spaces.

“homeowners are looking to extend their indoor space to the outdoors in multiple ways braces the front porch has become an important place as part as a place where people gather they consistently connect with their neighbors they can sit on the porch and talk to each other and reconnect it is also becoming a popular drop by a backdrop for family photos backyards both big and small. Fire pits are becoming particularly popular”

Number 5. The growth of home offices.

“having just one room office is not enough and the pop-up office is emerging my closet into an extra office space or knook sectioning off corners of the room to add workspace that blends into the rest of the space as remote work surges the home office will likely become more important and become a huge selling point in real estate moving forward”

Shawn Cunningham, NS 8

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