Post- Pandemic Residential Renovations: 6 Post COVID Home Renovation Trends

March 18, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a lasting impact on everyday life, from the way we work and socialize to the way we build or renovate our homes. In response to this, home renovation trends have shifted to focus on creating comfortable, safe spaces that are adaptable and easily able to accommodate changes to lifestyle. If you're looking to upgrade your home post-pandemic but don't know where to start, here are some post-COVID renovation trends that will help make your house more functional, beautiful, and more comfortable!

#1 - Multi-Functional Rooms – Design Living Spaces That Accommodate a Variety of Activities and Needs

As the pandemic has made remote work and learning the norm, many individuals are looking to maximize the functionality of their home by creating multi-purpose rooms. Designing a room that can be used as an office or schoolroom during the day, and then easily converted into a family room in the evening is becoming increasingly popular. This means incorporating furniture that’s easy to rearrange, such as modular seating or cleverly designed storage solutions. By combining furniture, fixtures, and room functions in one area, you can save valuable space while creating visually appealing and practical designs. Whether it is a home office and guest bedroom combined, an entertainment center with a lounge, or something else entirely unique to your needs, multi-functional rooms are the perfect way to maximize your use of space while ensuring that all activities can be effectively covered.

#2 - Outdoor Spaces – Expand Your Living Space Outdoors for Entertaining and Relaxation

As the pandemic comes to an end, many people are looking to expand their living space outdoors and considering outdoor home renovations. Creating an outdoor living space has become a popular trend as homeowners seek to add value to their properties and make the most of their outdoor areas. Whether you want to build a covered patio, deck, or balcony, outdoor spaces are perfect for socializing with friends and family or just relaxing. Even through the coldest months of the Winter here in Southern Ontario, a properly designed and well-built outdoor space can be functional throughout all four seasons. With endless design possibilities, from outdoor kitchens to cozy seating areas complete with fire pits and swings, the only limit to your outdoor design is your imagination.

#3 - Comfort and Safety – Incorporate Design Elements that Place an Emphasis on Comfort, Safety, and Well-Being

As the pandemic has changed the way we live, many homeowners are looking for ways to incorporate features into their home renovations that prioritize both comfort and safety. Design features such as touchless faucets, germ-resistant surfaces and finishes, automated shades, improved HVAC equipment and air purifiers can all help create an environment that is both comfortable and safe. Additionally, incorporating natural materials in the actual construction process of your home by using materials such as wood, natural stone, and plants can add a calming atmosphere while creating a healthy, comfortable and holistic environment.

In addition to physical features, there is also an emphasis on creating spaces that promote mental health and well-being. Many homeowners are opting for soothing, earthy color palettes, lighting fixtures that mimic natural light, and soundproofing to create a peaceful and quiet environment. Creating designated spaces for relaxation, meditation, and exercise can also be a great way to prioritize mental health in your home renovation project. By combining elements of comfort, safety, and mental well-being, homeowners can create a space that not only looks incredible, but will help promote health and holistic well-being too!

#4 - Smart Home Technology – Make your Home More Efficient with the Latest in Smart Technology

Smart home technologies are becoming increasingly popular for those looking to make their home more efficient, easier to manage, and to improve security. From automated lighting and security systems to voice-activated assistants, a variety of smart devices are now available for homeowners to create their own personal “smart home”. By incorporating these features into your post pandemic renovation, you can maximize the use of your space while gaining the convenience of having all aspects of your home connected and at the control of your fingertips!

#5 - Home Offices – Create a Dedicated Space for Working From Home

Many people have had to adjust to working from home due to the pandemic, making it more essential than ever to create a dedicated workspace in our homes. This could include anything from adding a desk and chair into an existing room, creating the perfect Zoom setup, or designing and building a dedicated new home office. Designing and renovating a space of your home specifically for your home office will help create a more productive atmosphere, and make it easier to stay focused on tasks, not to mention provide a separation between your home and work life, even when you’re working from home. 

#6 - Sustainable Design – Incorporate Sustainable Design Elements and Materials into Your Home

In addition to maximizing comfort and creating efficient living spaces, many people are now looking for ways to incorporate sustainable design elements and sustainable materials into their home renovations. By using natural materials such as wood and stone, incorporating passive cooling systems, or utilizing energy-efficient appliances, you can easily create a more eco-friendly home. These sustainable design elements not only help reduce environmental impact but can also help you save money in the long run. 


In conclusion, with these new post-Covid renovation trends, you can create a post-pandemic renovation that is beautiful, holistic and functional. Whether you’re looking to add extra space, increase safety and well-being, or make your home more energy-efficient, there are a variety of design elements to consider when creating your perfect home. With the right approach and creativity, you can create a space that is both stylish and comfortable for many years to come.

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