Moving can be a major hassle. Packing up everything you own into a bunch of cardboard boxes, throwing it into a van, and starting from scratch in a completely new space really can be a serious time and energy drain. That is not to even begin to describe the high additional cost and hassle of decorating a new space from the ground up. Decorating a new living area is an enjoyable experience, as it allows you to personalize your space. If you want the best of both worlds, though, a recent design trend is easing the move-in and design experience.
Designers are now creating custom-tailored, built-in-furniture within certain residences that are perfectly fitted to suit the environment they are in. This trend helps homeowners by saving them the need to buy and move bulky and expensive furniture while also not overwhelming the space, so homeowners have the latitude to implement their own personal flourishes.
This trend is, in part, a response to the past year and a half of sheltering in place. The pandemic forced us to evaluate our living spaces in a way we never had before. Many designers have now prioritized maximizing spaces as much as possible through built-in furniture that puts convenience at the forefront. The built-in furniture is designed to open space and fit the area it is in perfectly, making the living area feel as large as possible.
This design trend is rapidly gaining popularity across the nation. Let’s take a look at some of the buildings within New York City, the center of American industry and design, that utilize built-in furniture to enhance their residents’ moving and living experience.