Home office is a work modality in which employees perform their daily tasks for the company from their homes. The trend is not new in Brazil, but it gained a lot of momentum during the pandemic, and even with the easing of the chaos caused by COVID-19, it doesn’t look like the home office will be leaving the job market any time soon.

This has been one of the main impacts of the last two years that have shaped new ways of building homes. Working from home affected people’s perception of the features of their property, stimulating the desire for changes that would make their daily lives more practical and comfortable. It didn’t take long for the market to understand this behavior and act accordingly, offering innovative units.

A curious fact is that, some time ago, especially among residents of large urban centers such as São Paulo, there was a popular idealization that people only “lived” in their homes at night, after spending the whole day working. This made the real estate market understand that living in a more compact environment was not a problem and, in a way, helped economically.

However, the adoption of the home office has not only changed practices, but also popular thinking. Now people are looking for apartments and houses that are better suited to the needs that the pandemic has brought. The new main characteristics of what they think is the perfect home are multifunctionality and spaciousness of rooms that, besides being cozy, are easier to adapt.

Characteristics of the perfect home for home office owners

According to information released by the real estate market database, ZAP Group, those interested in buying a new property chose the following features as the most important (order of preference): unobstructed view/look, balcony, neighborhoods with more shops, and more bedrooms. The extra bedroom arose as a necessity after buyers noticed the need for an extra room to use as an office or work area.

Through this it is possible to understand that the preferences when choosing a residence are gaining new forms, and some features began to stand out more than others – some of them were not even considered before the pandemic. Details that confer more functionality have become more relevant, thus leaving some superficialities behind, such as, for example, the design of the property.

There is also the subversion of factors that used to be seen as luxury, but now have become a necessity for those who need to stay indoors all day. This is the case with balconies and unobstructed views, which are spaces for relaxation and rest during and after a stressful day. Other details are more obvious, such as the need for retail stores nearby to reduce the time spent outside.

After reading this text, can you notice the impacts of the home office in the process of choosing and buying a new property? And for you, what new details have you cherished for your new home? Leave your comment!

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