Cynthia Henry: Zillow’s 2021 design predictions grow out of pandemic trends seen nationally

PHILADELPHIA — Spending so much time at home in 2020 has forced us to rethink how we use our space and to invest in things we never knew we needed: a roof deck, a home gym, an outdoor heater, no-touch appliances. Even with the promise of the COVID-19 vaccines, 2021 challenges us to decide which lifestyle and design changes to keep and which to abandon.

Here are Zillow’s predictions on amenities likely to add comfort — and possibly extra value — to your home in the coming year.

Employer decisions on the future of remote work could trigger home design and location choices. A desire for a home with a dedicated office tops the list of reasons Americans working from home (even occasionally) would consider a move, a Zillow survey found.

Workers around Philadelphia this year adapted and readapted — from a laptop on the sofa to a full work

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Sweater Design? Gin Rummy? Typing? These Are The Mario Games You’ve Never Heard Of : NPR

Super Mario no Sweater let you design a sweater and send away to have it made for real.

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Super Mario no Sweater let you design a sweater and send away to have it made for real.

Screenshot by Brittany Vincent/Royal Industries Co. Ltd

Mario is an institution in the realm of gaming. As the instantly-recognizable star of massively popular titles like Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Odyssey, this Italian plumber is one of the most iconic video game characters of all time. As such, most of us are familiar with Mario’s “body of work.” We know he’s the star of excellent platforming games, and occasionally stars in kart racing titles or parties down with other characters from the Mario series.

But buried deep within Mario’s history are some games that

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Zillow’s 2021 design predictions grow out of pandemic trends seen in Philly and nationally

Spending so much time at home in 2020 has forced us to rethink how we use our space and to invest in things we never knew we needed: a roof deck, a home gym, an outdoor heater, no-touch appliances. Even with the promise of the COVID-19 vaccines, 2021 will challenge us to decide which lifestyle and design changes to keep and which to abandon.

Here are Zillow’s predictions on amenities likely to add comfort — and possibly extra value — to your home in the coming year. Many reflect trends seen this year around Philadelphia.

Employer decisions on the future of remote work could trigger home design and location choices in 2021. A desire for a home with a dedicated office tops the list of reasons Americans working from home (even occasionally) would consider a move, a Zillow survey found.

Workers around Philadelphia this year adapted

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How to Design Your 2020 Holiday Reboot

This also offers insight into why, despite warnings and requests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other infectious disease experts to stay home, some people are flouting the recommendations and traveling to visit family and friends for the holidays — something Dr. Xygalatas says is itself telling. “This is one way in which you see how important rituals are to us,” he explains. “There are a lot of people risking their lives to take part in them.”

Not everyone shares this enthusiasm for the holidays and their accompanying rituals. In fact for some, holiday traditions can feel more like entrapment than something to celebrate, according to Dr. King.

The good news, she says, is that this year we have the chance to reconceptualize the holidays, finding new ways to recreate stability and a sense of belonging by starting our own traditions.

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