SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The pandemic has changed people’s perceptions about housing spaces, a survey showed Monday.
Real estate app Zigbang conducted a survey of 750 app users, 61.7 percent of whom said COVID-19 had altered their preferences when it came to choosing a place to live.
Among the respondents, the most important factor in selecting a home was ‘floor plan’ (28.8 percent), followed by ‘view’ (17.6 percent), ‘nearby convenience facilities’ (14.7 percent) and ‘interior design’ (13.2 percent).
In addition, 30.5 percent of respondents said they had changed the floor plan or design of their homes during the pandemic era.
When making these changes, 21 percent focused on spaces for ‘hobby and quality time’, followed by spaces for ‘work and study’ (17.9 percent).
“Over the past two years, social distancing measures have placed heavy restrictions on going outdoors, forcing people to meet their needs indoors, rather than outdoors,” Zigbang said.
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