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Lighting and Storage Design Opportunities Take Precedence in 2022

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Lighting and Storage Design Opportunities Take Precedence in 2022

Formerly underrated design features are becoming the top priorities of homeowners looking for increased comfort and functionality post-pandemic

February 7, 2022
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Lighting and storage features are taking over home design preferences with the rise of new smart technology and increased focus on homeowner wellness post-pandemic. Recent consumer home design surveys conducted by John Burns Real Estate Consulting reveal growing consumer interest for home lighting, specifically incorporating natural lighting in rooms like home offices and bathrooms. 

Throughout the coming year, builders, designers, and architects will also be tasked with creating additional storage spaces in bathrooms, kitchens, and home offices as homeowners look to expand their workspaces to make their homes more functional and efficient post-pandemic.

Builders, designers, and architects need to focus more on lighting for these 4 reasons:

1. Home offices need great light. Consumers asked for more natural light, better window placement (not behind the desk), and/or improved artificial lighting.

2. Bathroom lighting needs to be fantastic. Great lighting is a favorite feature of 1 in 5 homeowners—the second highest ranking bathroom element, after the shower.

3. Smart-tech lighting has a huge adoption potential. 52% of homeowners say they would buy smart lighting products now or in the future.

4. Thoughtful lighting promotes health, from mental health to better sleep. 76% of consumers focus more on their health today than they did one year ago, and great sleep has become a significant trend.

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