Just as we got used to living small, the pandemic has forced us to examine how apartment units may need to shift to accommodate “staying home to stay safe.”
Eventually, we will move past the jolting adjustments we have all made over the last months. However, we believe this crisis will be an indelible memory. With amenities closed in multi-family buildings and residents sequestered, how many apartment dwellers are wondering if they need more or different space to accommodate a transformed lifestyle? Paradigm Companies have long been known for designing enclosed balconies in their high-rise multi-family buildings. These separate spaces provide a flex room that can be a roommate bedroom or a den and office. Their vision now appears to have been prescient. In the recently opened Meridian on First, these sunny rooms with glass sliding doors create a work from home experience not found in most apartments.
None of us know for sure how our place of work will change to meet the health concerns of the future. We are confident that more companies will promote telecommuting and that more residents will value an apartment, mindfully designed for times to come.