Our homes have been working hard for us during the pandemic, and we’ve learned that “flexibility” is extremely important to families and to those living alone at home:
• 45% of those who completed our survey want rooms that can be used for more than one purpose.
• 58% of people are using spaces in ways that they were not originally intended (e.g., dining room as office)
• While 27% of those surveyed say that each person in their house has a private space to work, 57% say that working and schooling from home involves “taking over” common living spaces or rotating private workspaces.
One respondent shared, “We live in an apartment, so there is not much space to work and play. We didn’t have a work table, so our dining table became my work table and my husband works in our bedroom where he uses the bed as a table. My daughter plays in the living room and on the balcony – she doesn’t want to play in another bedroom.”