PETALING JAYA: Home designs in terms of space usage and layout plans are moving into a direction where people are now more sensitive to the need of having private spaces.
While the design trends from an aesthetics point of view still take a similar direction as it was pre-Covid19, some fundamentals have come to the fore.
“For example, if we were to look at residential properties, I would say that people now realise the importance of good interior design and by design, it includes the intentional usage of spaces, and not just limited to aesthetics,” said Gavin Liew, founder of Makeover Guys.
“I don’t think many of us have had the experience of living at home 24 hours a day for months and there is a realisation that our home really is our sanctuary. Coupled with the fact that working from home is now highly encouraged to lower the risks of infection, our homes now need to be equipped with productive workspaces.
For workplaces though, the need to start redesigning interiors to protect the people’s health better, for safety, wellbeing and productivity seems to be the common topic across all industries, he said.
“Space planning is an integral part of design, and new approaches to how we utilise space will surface. Cleanliness and new materials that can help slow down or even mitigate the spread of viruses would now be high on the priority list of considerations,” he added.
One of the biggest impacts of this pandemic is the way businesses operate. Flexi-hours and the idea of working from home have been around for quite some time, but businesses were forced to embrace this during this pandemic.
“And now more and more businesses realise that this arrangement can work with the aid of the technologies we have today. As we become more connected digitally, the need to be in close proximity to our workplaces may rank lower in priority moving forward.
“Flexible layouts will be higher in demand, as our need for spaces continues to evolve with the long term impacts of this pandemic. The financial pressures caused by this pandemic will also likely result in demands for fully furnished homes to rise, both for the rental and purchase market, as people seek lower cash outlay solutions, as opposed to the traditional buy and customise,” Liew said.
For more home design advice, visitors to the StarProperty Stay-At-New Home Virtual Fair 2020 can attend Liew’s session as well as those conducted by the experienced property speakers that StarProperty has lined-up.
Check out the list of speakers and their topics slated for the webinars. Each webinar will last up to 45mins and visitors can choose to view each talk by just clicking on a mouse. Visit now at https://bit.ly/SPVirtualFair.
There are also many great property deals, offered by some of the top developers of the nation. Among them are Matrix Concepts, Symphony Life, Platinum Victory Development, Paramount Property, HCK Group, Tropicana Corporation, Worldwide Holdings and Putra Nilai Development.
Communication is made easy and conducive through the available chat function, or visitors can opt to engage the developers’ representative via Whatsapp, phone or email. Even better, the StarProperty virtual fair is equipped with matchmaking, sorting, and filtering functions, allowing potential homebuyers to narrow down the desired product.
Also, there will be a whole lot of winnings at the StarProperty virtual fair, which is probably the only fair organiser that rewards both visitors and homebuyers. This year’s Win Kaw Kaw Campaign promotion ensures that everyone who attends any StarProperty fair becomes a winner.
Join the fair and stand a chance to win over RM50,000 worth of prizes and holiday packages. To win additional prizes and vouchers, simply place a booking at the fair. Upon completion of the purchase, there will also be RM100,000 worth of rewards to be won, including trips to Greece, Japan or Korea. The fair will last for two weeks, so don’t worry about missing out on the fun.