How Apartments in Chicago are Adapting to New 2020 Social Distancing Norms
Apartments in Chicago have been focusing on advanced and exceptional amenities to cater to evolving resident needs. Restrictions during the COVID-19 situation have changed how those amenities are managed. For instance, using an online app, residents can now reserve outdoor spaces to spend time with the family. Sun terraces with a barbecue area, fireside lounges, and private dining venues can be booked for specific hours at a time. Additional facilities that can be reserved include indoor pools, heated outdoor pools, and poolside cabanas for picnicking, sunbathing, and relaxing.
Apartments in Chicago offer the option of renting an added suite within the complex. These suites can be used as quiet office space, complete with equipment like printers, multiple screens, high-speed internet facilities, and a desk and chair. A small refrigerator and coffee maker clinch the deal with the flexibility of taking the elevator home. Parents can work without disturbance and have the privacy to conduct video conferencing and meetings.
When the concept of buying or leasing an extra suite was first introduced, it was called a “nanny suite,” and residents could rent it for guests. These mini apartments are delightful spaces with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, green terraces, and open-air dining and lounging areas. The COVID-19 situation has encouraged property owners to take a closer look at these suites and explore their full potential.
Property developers understand the changing requirements of their clientele. Upcoming condo buildings are planned with provisions for larger terraces and sundecks. Top-floor, ultra-luxury penthouses with terraces now have outdoor spaces that are extensions of the indoors.
The designs include recessed heaters, diffused, hidden lighting with greenery, and synthetic turf. A kitchen, barbecue, dining section, and lounge area create a lovely outdoor area where residents can socialize with small groups and friends. Experts in the real estate industry predict that such amenities are likely to be high on the list of priorities for homeowners.
Once the COVID-10 vaccine is delivered, people might just continue with their preferences for private spaces. As of now, community interaction is restricted because of the threat of exposure. Moving forward, having features like anti-microbial surfaces, and motion-detecting doorways, lighting, faucets, and dispensers could become essentials. Private access to the pool or gym could be a tipping point in favor of condo purchases and apartment leases.
If you’ve just moved into a new apartment or condo with a terrace or sundeck, you’re probably looking for exciting, innovative ideas to convert the areas into an extension of the floor space. At Chicago Roof Deck, we have a whole portfolio of projects completed in the past. Call us at this number: (773) 857-2277, and we’ll come by with a selection of plans that you’d love to explore.