May 18

How Coronavirus Could Change Our Home Design

Matthew

The Coronavirus pandemic has certainly led to many changes in the way we live our lives, and there are some changes that are likely to stay with us for the foreseeable future.

However, have you considered how the Covid-19 outbreak might affect our interior design choices? Real Simple recently highlighted some of the ways in which our homes could change as a result of the global pandemic.

One of the key trends is naturally going to be cleanliness and hygiene, putting our bathrooms in the spotlight. Touch-free taps are expected to be in demand in the coming months as more of us look for ways to maintain hygiene both during and post-lockdown.

Bidets have also seen a spike in popularity, no doubt helped by the toilet paper shortages that marked the early stages of lockdown and the couple of weeks preceding it.

If you’re thinking about making changes to your bathroom, make sure you consider safety as well as hygiene and convenience. Which? recently offered some advice on how to make bathrooms safer places for those with restricted mobility.

Installing easy access baths and showers is one of the recommendations to ensure people in this situation are able to remain independent and wash safely. Another top tip is to fit safety flooring.

Rather than relying on non-slip mats, which can move or create a trip hazard themselves if they’re not secured properly, a slip-resistant floor will be much safer and minimise the chances of a fall in the bathroom. You should also make sure you have a non-slip mat in the bath or shower, the organisation added.

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