The kitchen will be the centre of the home, with a preference for open spaces and “Made in Spain” materials
Hisbalit, a leader in the design and manufacture of glass mosaic tiles, has interviewed renowned architects and designers for their view of the trends that will be here to stay after months of confinement, including the preference for multifunctional spaces, eco-friendly materials “Made in Spain”, wood tones and personalised designs.
From dark colours to wood tones
According to Sac Interiorismo, “the kitchen has been an essential space during the State of Emergency and from now on it will be the heart and focal point of the home. As for colours, the trends will change. From the black and dark colours we saw earlier in the year there will be a trend towards wood tones or a vintage look. The traditional is back but with integrated technology and a modern, sustainable sensibility looking for eco-friendly, designer materials, such as Hisbalit mosaic tiles”.
Made in Spain materials
The interior designer Virginia Albuja notes that this is the moment to support Spanish companies. “We professionals will promote the use of eco-friendly, biodegradable materials Made in Spain”. The architect Mónica Diago explains that, from now on, homes will be more versatile, functional and sustainable. And more personalised. They will be adapted to the needs of each family.
Another novelty, according to Sandra Amate, is that homes will be designed for teleworking, with functional and comfortable workspaces. The choice of location will also see a change. Blanca Hevia foresees a demand for homes outside the cities, looking for more open space. “If this isn’t possible, it will be essential to have a balcony, patio or garden space” added the designer.
Passive House Architecture and Bioconstruction
The architect Lorena del Pozo believes that after confinement projects will be more sustainable, both in execution and in design and come with the prefix “Bio-“ attached. “In design, we will boost the level of illumination, use passive, environmentally responsible and non-toxic materials. Viruses like Covid 19 are more virulent in toxic spaces”, notes Del Pozo.
“In architecture, we will increasingly use the German “Passive House” standard and Bio-construction, both in the resources necessary for construction and in the initial phases, analysing the building energy consumption and reducing the environmental impact”, she added.