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This Surprising Renovation Trend Is Now a No-Go

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When it comes to major home renovations, there are certain things you expect to see (especially if you’re an avid HGTV watcher). There are the double vanities and the shaker cabinets, but one common feature is a no-go now.

Knocking down walls for an open concept home is out according to some experts.

It’s not shocking news to hear that the open concept has moved out of style. We’ve actually talked about it before, and experts have weighed in on it as well. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, people now place more value on having separate spaces for work, play, and relaxation. That has driven the desire for fully open concept homes down.

Jamie Grigg Manning of Exposed Brick DC explains that cozy nooks are now more important than ever, and it’s difficult to have one of them when, well, there are no walls. Jessica Evans, a realtor with the Love Live DC Real Estate Team, also explained that open concepts can impact another popular attribute in a home: storage.

“The biggest issue I run into is when flippers create a fully open concept and don’t include adequate storage and closet space,” said Evans.

If you’re planning to undergo a renovation this year, you might want to rethink that open concept floor plan.

[Via Apartment Therapy]

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