It is normal that over time, constructions evolve and adapt to the demands that people have, acquiring new forms, new spaces and even new construction materials. Everything so that people feel comfortable in their own home. The main function that an interior designer has is to make people feel so comfortable in their home that instead of socializing in public places, they prefer to do it in their homes.
In short, adapted housing has always existed since man began to look for a space to shelter from the outside world. They began by reinforcing the materials with which they were constructed in such a way that an environment was completely isolated from the outside world. Then, they continued looking for that environment to be fresh and the air to enter and finally, they made sure that it was a habitable environment where people felt comfortable and didn’t want to leave. But, what are the new construction trends of recent years? That’s what we’ll see next.
Open plan, the new trend
If we take a close look to the constructions of the 50s, we can see that everything tends to be finely structured and segmented, meaning, each function or specific activity was granted a room. From there we see the kitchen rooms, the famous laundry rooms and even houses with different living rooms. Nowadays, we see how all those spaces have been unified in such a way that we can get combined spaces.
The main characteristic of these combined spaces is that they make the rooms become larger (the rooms where these combined spaces are located) and also cause fewer walls in homes. However, regarding the bedrooms, we see that they tend to be reduced in size and functions.
Among the various unified rooms we can get, the best example is the kitchen and living room, in which designers realized that people enjoyed more interacting with other people while cooking than cooking separately in a gathering without being able to talk to their guests. Additionally, this made possible to have more activities together since it becomes a more dynamic environment.
Another example of unified environments is the bathrooms. However, these constructions have taken on a particular tone, since they have increased the space granted to them by adding bathtubs and even some gym equipment, such as exercise bicycles. All this because it is more comfortable to exercise and then immediately shower, besides, many people tend to spend a long time in the shower, so it became more comfortable to expand that space.
Finally, we see that the bedrooms have seen their space reduced. This is because designers prefer to expand the interaction spaces, such as the living room and reduce the spaces that are only used for sleeping.