COVID-19 has changed the way we use our homes. With many popular activities canceled or postponed, we use our home differently than we have before. Because of COVID-19, many people have more free time to complete projects that have been left on the back burner. Whether you are working from home or staying in for dinner to reduce exposure to the virus, being home more than before has started to spark interest in renovation projects. We have found that our clients are converting spaces into home offices, theatres, gyms, and many more recreational spaces to accommodate this “new normal.”

As this “new normal” challenges us to stay home, homeowners are now turning to renovated spaces that allow their families to live comfortably during this time. This means that homeowners are interested in renovation projects such as a personal home gym and other projects that eliminate reasons to venture outside of the home. Our team at Element has installed personal workout rooms with rubber floors and wall to wall mirrors for clients that add comfortability and security to their homes.

 

We know that times are uncertain. You may need to work from home for a long period of time, or you are unsure if you will be able to send your kids back to school. That is why we also recommend a home office renovation project. We can help create a space where you can comfortably take a call, help the kids with homework, or have a place to focus on any work that needs done. We recommend adding a barn door to your office space to not only make the space stylish, but also act as a privacy screen. When the door is rolled closed, your family will know you are in a meeting or need to take an important call.

Entertainment outside of the home can also be challenging during this time. The future for movie theatres are unknown and it is becoming difficult to enjoy a drink at a local bar. That is why we recommend a basement renovation that will transform your space into a new entertainment destination for your family and friends. In the past we have installed home movie theaters and wet bars in our client’s basements. These features can help weather your way through our “new normal” without any stress of leaving your home.

 

Not only do these projects increase the functionality and style of your home, but they also boost the resale value as they are popular requests from home buyers. Whether you want to invest in your home or create a space that allows you to enjoy the extra time within your home, Element can help. We want to make sure you and your family’s needs are met during this time. Our design team is happy to discuss any renovation projects you may have in mind during our “new normal.” To schedule a consultation with estimate to follow, you can give us a call at (330) 523-6919. We look forward to helping you create a space that your entire family will enjoy.