Staying at home during the pandemic has changed the way homeowners renovate, but not always in ways you might expect.
You could assume, for example, that homeowners are desperate for privacy and therefore adding more walls.
But interior designer Max Humphrey says rumors of the open floor plan’s death, which bubble up every year, are exaggerated.
“I think middle America still loves their open floor plans,” says Humphrey, who is based in Portland, Oregon. “Designers are talking about how open floor plans are over, but believe me, they’re not.”
Instead, homeowners are creating spaces they’d want to visit if they