How will the coronavirus influence new home designs?
Working from home
Over the last few months homes have been turned into home-offices, home-schools and home-gyms. The transformation is not by design, it is under instruction. Stay at home orders are loud and clear.
The places we call our sanctuary, the places we return to for solace and comfort, have become the only haven for work, life and play. The lines and spaces for retreat, relaxation and respite have been forever blurred!
With this in mind, our new Hampton Homes focus on the individual needs of people working from home.
Here’s how we help you combine home & work efficiently:
A Study Nook
At McCarthy Homes we encourage a positive mindset by surrounding yourself with home comforts, while creating a working environment.
A Kitchen Cubby
Slow the spread of viruses at the door
Never before has the entrance to a home been more significant in halting the spread of infection. It has become commonplace for families to designate a sanitization area prior to entering the home. The new normal is often: shoes, coats, scarves, bags off, spray or wipe down all items, shower and back to the main living areas.
The McCarthy Homes design team develop each residence with new spaces that are now considered essential:
Wet room, Mudroom, Spray room
Delivery and pick-up
Caring for a patient at home
Open plan living is one of our most sought-after home features. However the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted many people’s thinking about the way we use our home. It’s important that we be able to gather together so we can feel connected. The pandemic has shown us that we now also need to create an isolation space within the home. At McCarthy Homes we have inovative design ideas to accommodate the need for a private space within an open plan design for the purpose of caring for a patient.
A second living space
Work, sweat and play.
With stay at home orders still in effect in many area’s of Australia, it has never been more important than finding ways to optimize health and wellbeing at home.
Take a dip
Our pools are one of the best ways to incorporate a daily 30 minute exercise routine into the work, home, life balance.
Designed with entertainment spaces in mind, the outdoor and alfresco dining area’s provide ample floor space to include a yoga mat, cardio ball, treadmill, exercise bike and even a home gym.
Design your dream home.
When you think about designing your dream home, the space you create is personal to you. What features are nice-to-haves and which ones are must-haves? Here are some of the additional features that people have on their new home wish list:
Homegrown vegetable gardens have been increasingly incorporated into outdoor plans.
Water filtration systems
Installing water filters throughout a property with a focus on less chemicals in drinking water or de-risking contamination.
Air purification filters
There is increased interest from home builders for air conditioners that include advanced air purifier systems.
Yes, people are beginning to consider new ways to fight infection with UV being a permanent fixture in homes at the design phase.
The question is, what does your dream home feel like?
At McCarthy Homes we pride ourselves in creating spaces together with you. We want you to LOVE your new home.
The first way to start is by talking to us. Our new Hampton Style Homes can be tailored with our internal designs team. Colours, textures and textiles, layouts and floorplans are ready for you to peruse and choose.
We would like to welcome to each and every one of our open display homes.
Contact us via our enquiry page, and a McCarthy Homes consultant will be in touch with you shortly.